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A substance composed of lipoprotein that is secreted by the alveolar cells of the lung and serves to maintain the stability of pulmonary tissue by reducing the surface tension of fluids that coat the lung. Answer In another context, a surfactant is the ingredient in soap or detergent that can break the surface tension of water, making it possible to get things much cleaner than just dunking them in water would. improved answer, surfactant is any compound which is used as surface sterilizing agents, or in other words.. they are disinfectants used for removing the microbes present in the surface. some surfactants are phenol - which is the first used disinfectant, ethanol - 70% concentration is used in most of the laboratories, dettol - a readymade surfactant, formaldehyde - too an effective surfactant.
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How do you interact with the environment?

You can recycle and compost. Sometimes you can write a letter to a national,state,or local service to help you make the world greener. Also, you can host a neighborhood cleanu

What does a surfactant do?

A surface-active agent 'surfactant' usually cleans something. ie -soap is a surfactant.

What is a surfactant?

It is short for surf ace act ive a ge nt . They are large molecules that are partially nonpolar and partially polar. Polar interacts with nonpolar intera

What does surfactant prevent?

A surfactant or surface active agent is a substance that, when dissolved in water, gives a product the ability to remove dirt from surfaces such as the human skin, textiles, a

How surfactant prevents from pulmonary edema?

surface tension of fluid lining the alveoli pull fluid from alveolar wall by average pressure= -3 mmHg in normal lung , but without surfactant it's increased to -20 mmHg , thu

What are surfactants?

A substance that tends to reduce the surface tension of a liquid in which it is dissolved.