Definitions for Pneumonianʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, nyʊ-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pneu•mo•nianʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, nyʊ-(n.)
inflammation of the lungs with congestion.
an acute infection of the lungs caused by the bacterium
Origin of pneumonia:
1595–1605; < NL < Gk pneumonía
respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
pneumonia(noun)ʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, nyʊ-
a serious illness of the lungs causing breathing difficulties
An acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants.
Origin: From πνευμονία, from πνεύμων.
inflammation of the lungs
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung—affecting primarily the microscopic air sacs known as alveoli. It is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria and less commonly other microorganisms, certain drugs and other conditions such as autoimmune diseases. Typical symptoms include a cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing. Diagnostic tools include x-rays and culture of the sputum. Vaccines to prevent certain types of pneumonia are available. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Presumed bacterial pneumonia is treated with antibiotics. If the pneumonia is severe, the affected person is generally admitted to hospital. Annually, pneumonia affects approximately 450 million people, seven percent of the world's total, and results in about 4 million deaths. Although pneumonia was regarded by William Osler in the 19th century as "the captain of the men of death", the advent of antibiotic therapy and vaccines in the 20th century has seen improvements in survival. Nevertheless, in developing countries, and among the very old, the very young and the chronically ill, pneumonia remains a leading cause of death.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
name given to acute inflammation of the lungs.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
Inflammation of any part, segment or lobe, of the lung parenchyma.
Translations for Pneumonia
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an illness in which the lungs become inflamed.
- إلْتِهاب رِئَويArabic
- pneumoniaPortuguese (BR)
- zápal plicCzech
- die LungenentzündungGerman
- pulmonía, neumoníaSpanish
- ذات الریهFarsi
- דַלֶקֶת רֵיאוֹתHebrew
- upala plućaCroatian
- pneumonia, radang paru-paruIndonesian
- plaučių uždegimasLithuanian
- plaušu karsonisLatvian
- zapalenie płucPolish
- يك نوع مريضى است كه در آن پا ها التهاب پيدا ميكند ذات الریهPersian
- يو ډول ناروغى ده چې په پښو كښې پړسيدنه پيدا كيږيPashto
- zápal pľúcSlovak
- upala plućaSerbian
- 肺炎Chinese (Trad.)
- запалення легень, пневмоніяUkrainian
- پھيپھڑے کا ورمUrdu
- viêm phổiVietnamese
- 肺炎Chinese (Simp.)
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