secondary atelectasis

n.

Pulmonary collapse, particularly of a newborn, due to hyaline membrane disease or elastic recoil of the lungs while the infant is actually dying from other causes.

Nearby words

  1. subequatorial,
  2. suber,
  3. subereous,
  4. suberic,
  5. suberic acid,
  6. suberization,
  7. suberize,
  8. suberose,
  9. suberous,
  10. subfamily


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