Partial lung collapse

Alternative names
Atelectasis

Definition
Atelectasis is the collapse of part or all of a lung by blockage of the air passages (bronchus or bronchioles), or by very shallow breathing. See also Pneumothorax.

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Last revised: December 3, 2012
by Gevorg A. Poghosian, Ph.D.

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