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Synonyms for pneumonia

1. pneumonia (n.)

respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants

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2. viral pneumonia (n.)

pneumonia caused by a virus

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3. double pneumonia (n.)

lobar pneumonia involving both lungs

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4. interstitial pneumonia (n.)

chronic lung disease affecting the interstitial tissue of the lungs

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5. lobar pneumonia (n.)

pneumonia affecting one or more lobes of the lung; commonly due to streptococcal infection

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6. atypical pneumonia (n.)

an acute respiratory disease marked by high fever and coughing; caused by mycoplasma; primarily affecting children and young adults

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7. pneumococcal pneumonia (n.)

pneumonia caused by bacteria of the genus pneumococcus

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8. aspiration pneumonia (n.)

inflammation of the lungs caused by inhaling or choking on vomitus; may occur during unconsciousness (anesthesia or drunkenness or seizure or cardiac arrest)

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