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Pneumonia vs. Emphysema

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Pneumonianoun

An acute or chronic inflammation of the lungs caused by viruses, bacteria or other microorganisms, or sometimes by physical or chemical irritants.

Emphysemanoun

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

Pneumonianoun

Inflammation of the lungs.

Emphysemanoun

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

Pneumonianoun

respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants

Emphysemanoun

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

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Pneumonianoun

lung inflammation caused by bacterial or viral infection, in which the air sacs fill with pus and may become solid. Inflammation may affect both lungs (double pneumonia) or only one (single pneumonia).

Emphysemanoun

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

Pneumonia

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.

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