bronchopneumonia

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bronchopneumonia

 [brong″ko-noo-mo´ne-ah]
inflammation of the bronchi and lungs, usually beginning in the terminal bronchioles. See also pneumonia.

bron·cho·pneu·mo·ni·a

(brong'ko-nū-mo'nĭ-ă),
Acute inflammation of the walls of the smaller bronchial tubes, with varying amounts of pulmonary consolidation due to spread of the inflammation into peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts; may become confluent or may be hemorrhagic.
Synonym(s): bronchial pneumonia

bronchopneumonia

(brŏng′kō-no͝o-mōn′yə, -nyo͝o-)
n.
A pneumonia involving inflammation of the lungs that spreads from and after infection of the bronchi.

bronchopneumonia

Bronchopneumonitis Chest medicine Lung inflammation that usually begins in terminal bronchioles, which become clogged with mucopurulent exudate, forming consolidated patches in adjacent lobules; it is often 2º to URIs and debilitation, affecting infants, elderly and immunocompromised Pts

bron·cho·pneu·mo·ni·a

(brong'kō-nū-mō'nē-ă)
Acute inflammation of the walls ofthe smaller bronchial tubes, with varyingamounts of pulmonary consolidation due to the spread of the inflammation into peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts; may become confluent or may be hemorrhagic.
Synonym(s): bronchial pneumonia.

bronchopneumonia

An acute infection of the lung substance, usually by organisms such as STREPTOCOCCUS, Haemophilus, Klebsiella or Legionella. It can also be caused by the inhalation of irritant substances, especially vomit (aspiration pneumonia).

bron·cho·pneu·mo·ni·a

(brong'kō-nū-mō'nē-ă)
Acute inflammation of the walls of the smaller bronchial tubes, with varying amounts of pulmonary consolidation due to spread of the inflammation into peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts; may become confluent or may be hemorrhagic.
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