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Definition of the noun pneumonia

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noun - plural: pneumonias

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

Alternative definition of the noun pneumonia


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


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  1. Pneumonia is an illness which can result from a variety of causes, including infection with bacteria, viruses, fungi, or parasites. Pneumonia can occur in any animal with lungs, including mammals, birds, and reptiles.
  2. Pneumonia: An acute, acute and chronic, or chronic inflammation focally or diffusely affecting the lung parenchyma, due to infections, treatment, or exposure to chemicals. Symptoms include cough, shortness of breath, fevers, chills, chest pain, headache, sweating, and weakness.

Phrases with Pneumonia

  1. lobar pneumonia
  2. viral pneumonia
  3. double pneumonia
  4. plague pneumonia
  5. Single Pneumonia
  6. anthrax pneumonia
  7. brooder pneumonia
  8. atypical pneumonia
  9. shipping pneumonia
  10. bronchial pneumonia
  11. aspiration pneumonia
  12. mycoplasmal pneumonia
  13. interstitial pneumonia
  14. pneumococcal pneumonia
  15. pneumocystis pneumonia
  16. woolsorter's pneumonia
  17. primary atypical pneumonia
  18. pneumocystis carinii pneumonia
  19. interstitial plasma cell pneumonia

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Pneumonia

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Google previewAll-In-One Care Planning Resource (2015)

by Pamela L. Swearingen

Pneumonia is an acute bacterial or viral infection that causes inflammation of the lung parenchyma (alveolar spaces and interstitial tissue). As a result of...

Google previewLimited Radiography (2016)

Medicine, Medical technology by CTI Reviews

Community acquired pneumonia is a common illness and can affect people of all ages.

Google previewCritical Care Transport (2009)

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American College of Emergency Physicians

Pneumonia is an infection of the lung parenchyma that is caused by bacterial, viral, or fungal agents; it is a major...

Google previewParamedics! - Test Yourself in Pathophysiology (2011)

Pneumonia is an acute infection of the alveoli that impairs gas exchange.

Prognosis is good for patients with normal lung function and an adequate immune system but bacterial pneumonia is the leading cause of death in debilitated patients ...

Google previewNurses! Test Yourself in Pathophysiology (2011)

by Katherine M. A. Rogers, William N. Scott

Pneumonia is an acute infection of the alveoli that impairs gas exchange.

Prognosis is good for patients with normal lung function and an adequate immune system but bacterial pneumonia is the leading cause of death in debilitated patients ...

Google previewYearbook of Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine 2008 (2008)

by Jean-Louis Vincent

Pneumonia is the most important respiratory infection in mechanically ventilated patients.

Nosocomial pneumonia is an infectious process which develops within 48 hours after admission to the hospital and that was not incubating at the time ...

Google previewASTNA Patient Transport (2009)

Principles and Practice by ASTNA, Renee S. Holleran

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung parenchyma, caused by either bacterium or viruses (Figure 24-12).

Lobar pneumonia is an inflammatory process in which the affected alveoli are diffusely involved.

Interstitial pneumonia is the result of an inflammatory process that affects the support structures of the lung.

Google previewCommunity-Acquired Pneumonia (2008)

Strategies for Management by Antoni Torres, Rosario Menendez

Pneumonia is a world-wide serious threat to health, and an enormous socioeconomic burden for the health-care systems.

Pneumonia is the third most common cause of death among infectious disease in the world (Lopez and Murray, 1998) ...

Google previewThe Microbe-Host Interface in Respiratory Tract Infections (2004)

by Jan L. L. Kimpen, Octavio Ramilo

Faryal Ghaffar and Octavio Ramilo ABSTRACT Pneumonia is the sixth leading cause of mortality in United States. The majority of...

Google previewNCLEX-PN Q&A Plus! Made Incredibly Easy! (2012)

by Lippincott

Pneumonia is an inflammation of the pulmonary parenchyma. Bronchitis is...

Google previewReview Questions and Answers for Veterinary Technicians (2009)

by Thomas P. Colville

a Aspiration pneumonia is a risk with syringe feeding, but this risk can be minimized by ensuring that the...

d Hypostatic pneumonia is the pooling of blood and a consequent decrease in the viability of the dependent lung.

Google previewAnatomy and Physiology for Emergency Care (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Hospital acquired pneumonia is the second most common nosocomial infection ( urinary tract infection is the most common) and accounts for 1520% of the total. It is the most common cause of death among nosocomial infections and is the ...

Google previewProceedings of the Xth International Scientific Congress in Fur Animal Production (2012)

by P.F. Larsen, S.H. Møller, T. Clausen, A.S. Hammer, T.M. Lássen, V.H. Nielsen, A.H. Tauson, L.L. Jeppesen, S.W. Hansen, J. Elnif, J. Malmkvist

Hemorrhagic pneumonia is an acute, contagious and fatal disease in mink farming. It is characterized by sudden deaths among the mink which are often found dead with blood around nostrils and mouth. The disease can cause an epidemic ...

Google previewMedical-Surgical Nursing, Volume 1 and (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Communityacquired pneumonia : Communityacquired pneumonia is a term used to describe one of several ...

Google previewThoracic Emergencies, An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics (2012)

by Joel Turner

Secondary bacterial pneumonia is a significant complication of influenza, accounting for 25% of all influenza deaths.46 Children hospitalized with influenza-associated pneumonia have a higher risk for intensive care admission, respiratory ...

Google previewOxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine (2013)

by John A. Flynn, Michael J. Choi, L. Dwight Wooster

Pneumonia is an infection of the lung parenchyma and commonly presents with symptoms of fever, chest pain, cough and...

One of the most critical problems in treating pneumonia is the evolution of multiple drug-resistant bacteria occurring ...

Google previewPathy's Principles and Practice of Geriatric Medicine (2012)

by Alan J. Sinclair, John E. Morley, Bruno Vellas

Infectious lung diseases and especially pneumonia are particularly serious in the elderly and represent the fifth leading cause of death in persons older than 65 years. Pneumonia is a major cause of hospitalization and about two of three ...

Google previewManual of Critical Care Nursing (2010)

Nursing Interventions and Collaborative Management by Marianne Saunorus Baird, Susan Bethel

PATHOPHYSIOLOGY Pneumonia is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of death due to infectious disease. Pneumonia is an acute infection that causes inflammation of the lung parenchyma (alveolar ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

Symptoms Variable About Pneumonia Pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung caused by infection with bacteria, viruses, and other organisms. It is sometimes defined by its distribution as lobar (when it occurs in one lobe of the lungs) or ...

Google previewGerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification Review (2011)

by Sheila C. Grossman, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Pneumonia is an infectious disease caused by several possible organisms. □ Pneumonia is the leading cause of death from infectious disease in the United States. □ It is the sixth leading cause of death overall. □ Estimates indicate that ...

Google previewLecture Notes: Respiratory Medicine (2011)

by Stephen J. Bourke, Graham P. Burns

Pneumonia is a general term denoting inflammation of the gas exchange region of the lung. Usually it implies parenchymal lung...

Pneumonia is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in all age groups. Globally it is estimated that 5 ...

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Quotes about Pneumonia

On December 17, 1984, I had surgery to remove two inches of my left lung due to pneumonia. After two hours of surgery the doctors told my mother I had AIDS. (Ryan White)
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Scrabble value of P3N1E1U1M3O1N1I1A1

The value of this 9-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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