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atelectasis vs. pneumonia

[ at-l-ek-tuh-sis ]
  1. incomplete expansion of the lungs at birth, as from lack of breathing force.
  2. collapse of the lungs, as from bronchial obstruction.
[ noo-mohn-yuh, -moh-nee-uh, nyoo- ]
  1. inflammation of the lungs with congestion.
  2. 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.

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