A severe and in the past frequently fatal lung infection - It is not uncommon for people to develop pneumonia whilst they are dying from another disease such as advanced cancer, heart failure, chronic bronchitis etc. In this context, pneumonia is part of the dying process and nowadays is regarded as a terminal event rather than a cause of death
An infection that results in inflammation of the lungs.
A disease of the lungs, causing breathing problems and sometimes death.
Example: The doctor listened to the old mans chest and lungs, and diagnosed pneumonia.
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A serious disease characterized by lung inflammation.
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- respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritantsFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=pneumonia
An infection that occurs deep within the lungs. It causes fluid to build up in the lungs, making them heavy and less spongy, and therefore making it more difficult to breathe.
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Infection in the lung, usually caused by bacteria.Found on http://www.cancerhelp.org.uk/utilities/glossary/index.htm?search=p
inflammation of the lungs due to a bacterial or viral infection, which causes fever, shortness of breath, and the coughing up of phlegm Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=P
Inflammation of the lung usually caused by an infection, which is accompanied by fever, coughing, breathlessness and pains in the chest
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Inflammation, usually infectious, of the lungs.
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Infection in the lungFound on http://www.generalandmedical.com/glossary/index_alpha_Results.html?mode=P
Inflammation of the spongy tissue of the lung in which the air sacs become filled with fluid making breathing difficult.
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Our Pneumonia Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Pneumonia Pneumonia: Inflammation of one or both lungs with consolidation. Pneumonia is frequently but not always due to infection. The infection may be bacterial, viral, fungal or parasitic. Symptoms may include fever, chills, cough with sputum production, c...Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4962
[ New Latin , from Greek pneymoni`a
, from pney`mwn
, plural pney`mones
the lungs, also, pley`mwn
, which is perhaps the original form. Confer Pneumatio
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<chest medicine> Inflammation of the lungs with consolidation. ... (18 Nov 1997) ... Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20973
respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritantsFound on https://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20974
(noo-mōn´yә) inflammation of the lung with consolidation and exudation. It may be classified by the causative organism, such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, or protozoa. It may be primary or secondary (a complication of another disease), may involve a lobe (lobar pneumonia) or the bronchi (bronchopneumonia), and...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
• (n.) Inflammation of the lungs.Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/pneumonia/
inflammation and consolidation of the lung tissue as a result of infection, inhalation of foreign particles, or irradiation. Many organisms, ... [14 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/p/82
(Gr. pneumonia) inflammation of the lungs with consolidation.Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio68.html
Inflammation of the lungs, generally due to bacterial or viral infection but also to particulate matter or gases. It is characterized by a build-up of fluid in the alveoli, the clustered air sacs (at the ends of the air passages) where oxygen exchange takes place. Symptoms include fever and pain in the chest. With widespread availability of ant...Found on http://www.talktalk.co.uk/reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0012877.html
Left: radiograph of a case of lobar pneumonia, showing a large area of affected lung. Right: radiograph of a case of bronchopneumonia, showing a small diseased area in the right lung. Inflammation of the lung caused by infection. There are three quite different and easily recognizable types. In ...Found on http://www.daviddarling.info/encyclopedia/P/pneumonia.html
pneumonia (noomōn'yu) , acute infection of one or both lungs that can be caused by a bacterium, usually Streptococcus pneumoniae (also called pneumococcus; see streptococcus), or by a virus, fungus, or other organism. The causal organisms reach the lungs through the respiratory passages. U...Found on http://www.infoplease.com/ce6/sci/A0839417.html
Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung due to infection.Found on http://www.probertencyclopaedia.com/browse/EP.HTM
Type: Term Pronunciation: nū-mō′nē-ă Definitions: 1. Inflammation of the lung parenchyma characterized by consolidation of the affected part, the alveolar air spaces being filled with exudate, inflammatory cells, and fibrin. Most cases are due to infection by bacteria or viruses, a few to inhalation of chemicals or trauma ...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=70331
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