pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

n.

A chronic progressive lung disease of adults characterized by alveolar accumulation of granular proteinaceous material and little inflammatory cellular exudate.

Nearby words

  1. pulmo-,
  2. pulmoaortic,
  3. pulmon-,
  4. pulmonary,
  5. pulmonary adenomatosis,
  6. pulmonary artery,
  7. pulmonary atresia,
  8. pulmonary capillary wedge pressure,
  9. pulmonary circulation,
  10. pulmonary dysmaturity syndrome


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