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Extravascular Lung Water MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Extravascular Lung Water
Tree Number(s)
A12.207.270.300
Unique ID
D015633
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D015633
Scope Note
Water content outside of the lung vasculature. About 80% of a normal lung is made up of water, including intracellular, interstitial, and blood water. Failure to maintain the normal homeostatic fluid exchange between the vascular space and the interstitium of the lungs can result in PULMONARY EDEMA and flooding of the alveolar space.
Entry Version
EVLW
Entry Term(s)
Extra Vascular Lung Water
Lung Water, Extra Vascular
Lung Water, Extravascular
Previous Indexing
Body Water (1972-1989)
Extracellular Space (1978-1989)
Lung (1969-1989)
Public MeSH Note
90
History Note
90
Date Established
1990/01/01
Date of Entry
1989/04/07
Revision Date
2018/06/30
Extravascular Lung Water Preferred
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