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nʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, nyʊ-pneu·mo·ni·a
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respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
An acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants.
Etymology: From πνευμονία, from πνεύμων.
Pneumonia is an inflammatory condition of the lung primarily affecting the small air sacs known as alveoli. Symptoms typically include some combination of productive or dry cough, chest pain, fever, and difficulty breathing. The severity of the condition is variable.Pneumonia is usually caused by infection with viruses or bacteria, and less commonly by other microorganisms. Identifying the responsible pathogen can be difficult. Diagnosis is often based on symptoms and physical examination. Chest X-rays, blood tests, and culture of the sputum may help confirm the diagnosis. The disease may be classified by where it was acquired, such as community- or hospital-acquired or healthcare-associated pneumonia.Risk factors for pneumonia include cystic fibrosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), sickle cell disease, asthma, diabetes, heart failure, a history of smoking, a poor ability to cough (such as following a stroke), and a weak immune system.Vaccines to prevent certain types of pneumonia (such as those caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteria, linked to influenza, or linked to COVID-19) are available. Other methods of prevention include hand washing to prevent infection, not smoking, and social distancing.Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Pneumonia believed to be due to bacteria is treated with antibiotics. If the pneumonia is severe, the affected person is generally hospitalized. Oxygen therapy may be used if oxygen levels are low.Each year, pneumonia affects about 450 million people globally (7% of the population) and results in about 4 million deaths. With the introduction of antibiotics and vaccines in the 20th century, survival has greatly improved. Nevertheless, pneumonia remains a leading cause of death in developing countries, and also among the very old, the very young, and the chronically ill. Pneumonia often shortens the period of suffering among those already close to death and has thus been called "the old man's friend".
inflammation of the lungs
Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. pneymoni`a, fr. pney`mwn, pl. pney`mones the lungs, also, pley`mwn, which is perh. the original form. Cf. Pneumatio, Pulmonary.]
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.
The numerical value of pneumonia in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of pneumonia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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I've had pneumonia four times, so it would kill me, and I'm very cautious, but I want to keep doing this job.
What a different world we would live in today if Dr. Director Nancy Messonnier, who is our country's top expert in how to fight this kind of condition of viral pneumonia, had been speaking to us every day, just as frankly, just as accurately, just as honestly, as Director Nancy Messonnier did in January and February, we would have gotten used to the idea, perhaps, that we were going to have to do some drastic things.
The Medicaid population, which is [on] a free credit card, as a group, do probably the least preventive medicine and taking care of themselves and eating healthy and exercising. And I’m not judging, I’m just saying socially that’s where they are. So there’s a group of people that even with unlimited access to health care are only going to use the emergency room when their arm is chopped off or when their pneumonia is so bad they get brought [into] the ER.
They know its vaping. This is even new to the doctors. They told me outright, you know, were treating all the things he had, he came in, he had double pneumonia. They treated that with antibiotics. Theyre treating all the different things, but theres parts they dont even know whats going on.
I couldn’t breathe, it turned out that it was pneumonia.
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- ذات الرئةArabic
- pulmonia, pneumòniaCatalan, Valencian
- pneumonie, zápal plicCzech
- Lungenentzündung, PneumonieGerman
- pulmonía, neumoníaSpanish
- keuhkokuume, pneumoniaFinnish
- fiabhras-clèibheScottish Gaelic
- թոքաբորբ, թոքերի բորբոքումArmenian
- 폐렴, 肺炎Korean
- zapalenie płucPolish
- воспаление лёгких, пневмонияRussian
- pnömoni, zatürre, zatürreeTurkish
- viêm phổiVietnamese
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