What Is the Structure and Function of the Respiratory Membrane?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 8:22:10 PM ET
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The respiratory membrane, also called the respiratory surface, is made of the alveolar epithelial cell and the pulmonary capillary endothelial cell, and this structure helps exchange the gases of carbon dioxide and oxygen. The respiratory membrane plays a key role in exchanging gases within the lungs. This membrane also helps bring oxygen into blood and remove carbon dioxide.