pneumothorax definition

  • noun:
    • Accumulation of air or fuel inside pleural cavity, occurring as a result of condition or injury, or often caused to collapse the lung in the treatment of tuberculosis also lung diseases.
    • position of air in the pleural hole, generally caused by injury either into lung or the upper body wall surface.
    • a disorder where environment or other gasoline is present inside cavity of the chest; -- labeled as in addition pneumatothorax.
    • the current presence of environment in pleural cavity. Also pneumatothorax.
    • unusual existence of environment in pleural cavity leading to the failure of the lung; could be natural (because of problems for the chest) or caused (as cure for tuberculosis)

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