primary atelectasis

n.

Failure of the lungs to expand after birth, as in stillborn infants or in liveborn infants who die before respiration is established.anectasis

Nearby words

  1. primary alcohol,
  2. primary aldosteronism,
  3. primary amenorrhea,
  4. primary amyloidosis,
  5. primary anesthetic,
  6. primary atypical pneumonia,
  7. primary beam,
  8. primary brain vesicle,
  9. primary care,
  10. primary care physician


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