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alveolitis

 [al″ve-o-li´tis]
inflammation of a dental or pulmonary alveolus.
allergic alveolitis (extrinsic allergic alveolitis) hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
alveolitis sic´ca doloro´sa dry socket.

al·ve·o·li·tis

(al'vē-ō-lī'tis),
1. Inflammation of lung alveoli.
2. Inflammation of a tooth socket.

alveolitis

/al·ve·o·li·tis/ (al-ve″o-li´tis) inflammation of a dental or pulmonary alveolus.
allergic alveolitis , extrinsic allergic alveolitis hypersensitivity pneumonitis.

alveolitis

[al′vē·əlī′tis]
an inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs caused by the inhalation of an allergen. It is characterized by acute episodes of dyspnea, cough, diaphoresis, fever, weakness, and pain in the joints and muscles lasting from 12 to 18 hours. Recurrent episodes may lead to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease with weight loss, increasing exertional dyspnea, and interstitial fibrosis. X-ray films of the lungs may show cellular thickening of alveolar septa and ill-defined generalized infiltrates. Kinds of alveolitis include bagassosis, farmer's lung, and pigeon breeder's lung.

alveolitis

1. Acute or chronic accumulation of inflammatory–PMNs, lymphocytes and immune effector–macrophages cells in the lung alveoli. See Allergic alveolitis, Fibrosing alveolitis, Pulmonary alveolitis.
2. Inflammation of an alveolus of a tooth.

al·ve·o·li·tis

(alvē-ō-lītis)
1. Inflammation of lung alveoli.
2. Inflammation of a tooth socket.

al·ve·o·li·tis

(alvē-ō-lītis)
Inflammation of a tooth socket.

alveolitis,

n the inflammation of a tooth socket.

alveolitis

inflammation of the walls of the alveoli; definition of pulmonary, dental, mammary preferred.

diffuse alveolitis
see interstitial pneumonia.
diffuse fibrosing alveolitis