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A lung was an organ used for respiration.

Instead of large lungs, Gallifreyans had a series of pulmonary tubes parallel to the lymphatic system. This made them buoyant, allowing them to swim with ease. (PROSE: Island of Death) They could also survive longer without much oxygen, past the point where a human would be unconscious; (TV: The Ark in Space, The Two Doctors, Smith and Jones, Mummy on the Orient Express, PROSE: Legacy)

President Ronald Reagan was the victim of an assassination attempt by John Hinckley Jr in 1981, receiving a bullet in his lung. (PROSE: The Assassin's Story)

Female Raxacoricofallapatorians could release poison with a dart from their finger. As a "final resort", the excess poisons were exhaled through the lungs. (TV: Boom Town)

Silurians had a greater lung capacity than humans. (TV: Deep Breath)

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