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What does AM stand for?

AM stands for Alveolar Macrophages

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When asbestos fibers penetrate and deposit on alveolar surfaces, alveolar macrophages attempt to engulf them and remove them from the site of deposition.
MORPHOLOGIC FINDINGS IN RBILD In the original article of Myers et al, (1) the major pathologic finding was the presence of RB: clusters of slightly golden colored alveolar macrophages ("smoker's macrophages") in the lumens of respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and in the surrounding alveoli.
The 54 papers discuss such aspects as the proteomic dissection of viral pathogenesis, identifying genes involved in tick infestation in cows, the dynamic differential regulation of innate immune transcripts during the infection of alveolar macrophages by the porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus, and using RNAi and transgenics to develop viral disease resistant livestock.
3) The initial underlying pathologic process in the lung from amiodarone toxicity is postulated to be a drug-induced phospholipidosis, (9) and the mechanism by which phospholipids accumulate in the cell is believed to be by inhibition of intracellular phospholipase when the drug and its metabolites are trapped in alveolar macrophages and type II pneumocyte lysosomes.