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Related to panacinar emphysema: centrilobular emphysema, Paraseptal emphysema
emphysema affecting all parts of the secondary pulmonary lobule, typically involving the inferior part of the lung and often asociated with a α1-antitrypsin deficiency.
Etymology: Gk, pan, all + L, acinus, grape
one of the principal types of emphysema, characterized by relatively uniform enlargement of air spaces throughout the terminal bronchioles and alveoli. It is an inherited condition. Also called chronic hypertrophic emphysema, diffuse emphysema, ectatic emphysema, generalized emphysema, panlobular emphysema,vesicular emphysema.