Definitions for "ATELECTASIS"
collapsed or airless state of all or part of the lung; may be acute or chronic
A condition in which fluid, such as mucus, collecting in the lower parts of the lungs, causes blockages of the air passages. This can make breathing less efficient and makes the person more prone to infection. Signs and symptoms include breathing difficulty, a cough, and if sensation is present, chest pain.
The absence of gas in part or all of lung (i.e., partial or complete lung collapse).
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