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Meaning of PNEUMONIA

Pronunciation:  nû'mownyu

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants

PNEUMONIA is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: bronchial pneumonia, bronchopneumonia, interstitial plasma cell pneumonia, lobar pneumonia, pleuropneumonia, pneumococcal pneumonia, pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, pneumocystis pneumonia, pneumocytosis, respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, viral pneumonia



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pneu*mo"ni*a\ (n[-u]*m[=o]"n[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr.
Gr. pneymoni`a, fr. pney`mwn, pl. pney`mones the lungs, also,
pley`mwn, which is perh. the original form. Cf. {Pneumatio},
{Pulmonary}.] (Med.)
Inflammation of the lungs.


{Catarrhal pneumonia}, or {Broncho-pneumonia}, is
   inflammation of the lung tissue, associated with catarrh
   and with marked evidences of inflammation of bronchial
   membranes, often chronic; -- also called {lobular
   pneumonia}, from its affecting single lobules at a time.

{Croupous pneumonia}, or ordinary pneumonia, is an acute
   affection characterized by sudden onset with a chill, high
   fever, rapid course, and sudden decline; -- also called
   {lobar pneumonia}, from its affecting a whole lobe of the
   lung at once. See under {Croupous}.

{Fibroid pneumonia} is an inflammation of the interstitial
   connective tissue lying between the lobules of the lungs,
   and is very slow in its course, producing shrinking and
   atrophy of the lungs.

Medical Dictionary
  1. An inflammatory infection that occurs in the lung.
  2. Basal pneumonia is the infection of the lower segments of the lung.
  3. Chronic pneumonia is the infection of the lung which is slow to resolve or heal, particularly caused by viruses or other micro-organisms not responsive to the common antibiotics.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is the inflammation of the alveolar parenchyma of the lung. Most pneumonias are caused by infections, but some could be caused by physical or chemical agents.
  • lobar pneumonia: affects the whole lobe of the lung
  • bronchopneumonia: infection of terminal bronchioles
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