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1. pneumothorax

noun. abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung; may be spontaneous (due to injury to the chest) or induced (as a treatment for tuberculosis).

Synonyms

  • abnormalcy

Antonyms

  • typicality
  • familiarity

Etymology

  • pneumo- (English)
  • thorax (English)
  • θώραξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Example sentences of the word pneumothorax


1. Noun, singular or mass
A chest that has a heavy or constricted feeling may be symptomatic of many illnesses such as a simple chest cold, angina or a pneumothorax.

2. Adverb
The book "General Critical Care" notes that the high-pressured air from CPAP ventilation can cause a patient with a piercing chest injury to develop a collapsed lung, or pneumothorax 3.

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