What is the primary cause of respiratory distress syndrome (rds) of the newborn?

What is the primary cause of respiratory distress syndrome (rds) of the newborn?

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  1. The disease is mainly caused by a lack of a slippery substance in the lungs called surfactant. This substance helps the lungs fill with air and keeps the air sacs from deflating. Surfactant is present when the lungs are fully developed.

    https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/001563.htm

  2. the answer is lactic acid from anaerobic respiration. the acid in lactic acid is what creates sore and burning muscles. if you think about how acid burns that will give you a clue for questions like this.

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