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Get to Know Your Healthy Lungs

What Does the Outside of the Lungs Look Like?

You have a right and a left lung. Your heart sits in between the two lungs. The right lung is the larger lung and it has three distinct parts called lobes. There is an upper, middle, and lower lobe.

The left lung is smaller, as it has to make room for the heart. The left lung has only two lobes—the upper and lower lobe.

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