collapse of the lung

collapse of the lung

Etymology: L, collabi, to fall together; AS, lungen
a reduction in the volume of a lung. The condition results from increased intrapleural pressure caused by accumulation of air or fluid in the pleural cavity or from a loss of internal pressure and elastic recoil of the lung. See also atelectasis, hemothorax, pneumothorax.
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0 System helps enhance normal mucus clearance from the lungs, delivers lung expansion therapy, and assists in the treatment and prevention of pulmonary atelectasis, a complete or partial collapse of the lung.
You threw a knife at her with such force that you penetrated the chest causing the partial collapse of the lung.
Pneumothorax: Accumulation of air or gas in the pleural cavity resulting in partial or complete collapse of the lung.
Initial indication for this pharmaceutical will be lung-shock, a live-threatening collapse of the lung which causes immediate death in cases of stroke and numerous other diseases.
Pneumothorax is a collapse of the lung due to an abrupt change in the pressure between lung membrane layers within the chest cavity.