Atelectasis

Condition where lung alveoli do not contain air either because they have never been expanded or they have collapsed

Atelectasis

Atelectasis (from ἀτελής, `incomplete` + ἔκτασις, `extension`) is defined as the collapse or closure of the lung resulting in reduced or absent gas exchange. It may affect part or all of one lung. It is a condition where the alveoli are deflated, as distinct from pulmonary consolidation. It is a very common finding in chest x-ra...
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Atelectasis

The collapse of a lung.
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atelectasis

<chest medicine, radiology> A term used to describe partial or complete collapse of the lung, usually due to an obstruction of a bronchus (with mucus plug, infection or cancer). ... Atelectasis is commonly seen immediately in the post-operative period in those who have undergone general anaesthesia. ... Symptoms of atelectasis include low-gra...
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atelectasis

(at″ә-lek´tә-sis) a collapsed or airless state of the lung, which may be acute or chronic and involving all or only part of a lung. The primary cause is obstruction of the bronchus that serves the affected area. When atelectasis occurs suddenly or acutely, there may be dyspnea, cyanosis, fever, a drop in blo...
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atelectasis

noun collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth
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Atelectasis

A condition in which fluid, such as mucus, collecting in the lower parts of the lungs, causes blockages of the air passages. This can make breathing less efficient and makes the person more prone to infection. Signs and symptoms include breathing difficulty, a cough, and if sensation is present, chest pain.
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atelectasis

atelectasis (s); atelectases (pl) 1. An incomplete expansion of the lungs at birth, as from lack of breathing force. 2. A total or collapse of the lungs, as from bronchial obstruction. 3. The absence of gas from all or a part of the lungs, due to a failure of expansion or resorption of gas from the alveoli.
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Atelectasis

Atelectasis: Failure of full expansion of the lung at birth or a collapse thereafter of the lung. The word comes from the Greek 'a-' (without) + 'telos' (complete) + 'rectasis' (expansion) = without complete expansion.
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atelectasis

derived from the Greek words atels and ektasis, literally meaning `incomplete expansion` in reference to the lungs. The term atelectasis can also be ... [1 related articles]
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atelectasis

Failure of the lung to expand (inflate) completely. This may be caused by a blocked airway, a tumor, general anesthesia, pneumonia or other lung infections, lung disease, or long-term bedrest with shallow breathing. Sometimes called a collapsed lung.
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atelectasis

Type: Term Pronunciation: at′ĕ-lek′tă-sis Definitions: 1. Decrease or loss of air in all or part of the lung, with resulting loss of lung volume itself.
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atelectasis

[n] - collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants)
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