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This compensates for the fundamental problem of late-stage emphysema: As tiny air sacs are destroyed, air gets trapped in diseased regions, causing overinflation that leaves sufferers literally stuck holding more and more of their breath.
Birds are also light because much of their insides are filled with air due to extensive space-filling air sacs which are part of their exceptionally efficient respiratory system.
Daniel, a 12-year-old Bornean orangutan, was dealing with a sinus infection that left him with labored breathing, coughing, frequent mucous production and a distended air sac, the Phoenix Zoo said in a media release.
Influenza can develop into pneumonia, an infection that causes the lungs' air sacs to become inflamed and fill with fluid.
The kiwi chick sticks its bill into an air sac at the top of the egg, and starts to squeak.
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