Alveolar type 1 cells
Term: Type I pneumocyte
LungMAP ID: LMHA0000000379
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Synonyms: AEC1 | AT1 cell | ATI cell | alveolar type 1 cell | alveolar type I cell | alveolar type I epithelial cell | lung type 1 cell | pulmonary alveolar type I cell | squamous alveolar cell | squamous alveolar lining cell | type I alveolar cell | type I alveolar epithelial cell
Definition: A thin, flat or squamous ("scale-like") alveolar epithelial cell, covering ~95% of the surface area of each alveolus, that facilitates gas exchange across the alveolar wall (septum), i.e., between the alveolus (airspace) and the capillary network.