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Atelectasis vs. Emphysema

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Atelectasisnoun

(medicine) The collapse of a part of or the whole lung caused by inner factors rather than a pneumothorax

Emphysemanoun

(pathology) An abnormal accumulation of air or other gas in tissues, most commonly the lungs.

Atelectasisnoun

collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth

Emphysemanoun

(medicine) Pulmonary emphysema, a chronic lung disease, one type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Atelectasis

Atelectasis is the collapse or closure of a lung resulting in reduced or absent gas exchange. It is usually unilateral, affecting part or all of one lung.

Emphysemanoun

A swelling produced by gas or air diffused in the cellular tissue.

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Emphysemanoun

an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age

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