Definition of Pneumonia

1. Noun. Respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants.




Definition of Pneumonia

1. n. Inflammation of the lungs.

Definition of Pneumonia

1. Noun. An acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants. ¹

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Definition of Pneumonia

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Medical Definition of Pneumonia

1. Inflammation of the lungs with consolidation. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pneumonia

pneumology
pneumolysis
pneumomalacia
pneumomediastinum
pneumomediastinums
pneumomelanosis
pneumometer
pneumometers
pneumometry
pneumomycosis
pneumomyelography
pneumon-
pneumonectomies
pneumonectomy
pneumonia (current term)
pneumonia dissecans
pneumonia interlobularis purulenta
pneumonia malleosa
pneumonia virus of mice
pneumonia with chest-wall involvement
pneumoniac
pneumonias
pneumonic
pneumonic device
pneumonic devices
pneumonic plague
pneumonics
pneumonitic
pneumonitides

Literary usage of Pneumonia

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1. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt, John Howland (1911)
"All the forms of bacteria found in pneumonia may be found in these cavities, ... Provided the other conditions are favourable, pneumonia may be excited by ..."

2. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt (1897)
"In broncho-pneumonia no one form is always present. In the primary cases the pneumococcus is usually found, and in many cases it is alone. ..."

3. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"If pneumonia were a new disease it would be regarded as "contagious," and its ... pneumonia is one of the most prevalent and fatal of all acute diseases. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The delirium of lobar pneumonia, especially in drunkards, may be active or maniacal. The variations in the character of the disease depend partly upon the ..."

5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"It has been shown in preceding papers1-2 that pneumonia may be produced readily in normal monkeys by the intratracheal injection of pneumococcus and that ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"The pneumonia in the present instance was evidently a late complication. It was lohar in type, and, as microscopical examination of the sputum stained ..."

7. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt, John Howland (1911)
"All the forms of bacteria found in pneumonia may be found in these cavities, ... Provided the other conditions are favourable, pneumonia may be excited by ..."

8. The Diseases of Infancy and Childhood: For the Use of Students and by Luther Emmett Holt (1897)
"In broncho-pneumonia no one form is always present. In the primary cases the pneumococcus is usually found, and in many cases it is alone. ..."

9. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"If pneumonia were a new disease it would be regarded as "contagious," and its ... pneumonia is one of the most prevalent and fatal of all acute diseases. ..."

10. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The delirium of lobar pneumonia, especially in drunkards, may be active or maniacal. The variations in the character of the disease depend partly upon the ..."

11. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1920)
"It has been shown in preceding papers1-2 that pneumonia may be produced readily in normal monkeys by the intratracheal injection of pneumococcus and that ..."

12. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"The pneumonia in the present instance was evidently a late complication. It was lohar in type, and, as microscopical examination of the sputum stained ..."

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