BACK TO atelectasis
atelectasis vs. pneumonia
[ at-l-ek-tuh-sis ]
- incomplete expansion of the lungs at birth, as from lack of breathing force.
- collapse of the lungs, as from bronchial obstruction.
[ noo-mohn-yuh, -moh-nee-uh, nyoo- ]
- inflammation of the lungs with congestion.
- an acute disease of the lungs, caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pneumoniae and characterized by fever, a cough with blood-tinged phlegm, and difficult breathing.