atelectasis definition

  • noun:
    • complete or partial failure of this lung.
    • A congenital problem described as the incomplete development associated with lungs at birth.
    • The failure of a part of or perhaps the entire lung brought on by inner facets instead of a pneumothorax.
    • Imperfect dilatation, specifically for the air-cells of the lungs of recently created children.
    • failure of an expanded lung (especially in babies); additionally failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at beginning
    • complete or partial failure associated with the lung.
    • A congenital problem characterized by the partial development for the lung area at delivery.
    • The failure of part of or even the entire lung caused by internal factors rather than a pneumothorax.
    • Imperfect dilatation, especially associated with air-cells associated with lungs of recently produced young ones.
    • collapse of an expanded lung (especially in babies); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to grow at birth

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