Croupous pneumonia
Pneumonia Pneu*mo"ni*a (n[-u]*m[=o]"n[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. pneymoni`a, fr. pney`mwn, pl. pney`mones the lungs, also, pley`mwn, which is perh. the original form. Cf. {Pneumatio}, {Pulmonary}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the lungs. [1913 Webster]

Note:

{Catarrhal pneumonia}, or {Broncho-pneumonia}, is inflammation of the lung tissue, associated with catarrh and with marked evidences of inflammation of bronchial membranes, often chronic; -- also called {lobular pneumonia}, from its affecting single lobules at a time.

{Croupous pneumonia}, or ordinary pneumonia, is an acute affection characterized by sudden onset with a chill, high fever, rapid course, and sudden decline; -- also called {lobar pneumonia}, from its affecting a whole lobe of the lung at once. See under {Croupous}.

{Fibroid pneumonia} is an inflammation of the interstitial connective tissue lying between the lobules of the lungs, and is very slow in its course, producing shrinking and atrophy of the lungs. [1913 Webster]


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  • Croupous pneumonia — Croupous Croup ous (kr??p ?s), a. (Med.) Relating to or resembling croup; especially, attended with the formation of a deposit or membrane like that found in membranous croup; as, croupous laryngitis. [1913 Webster] {Croupous pneumonia},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • croupous pneumonia — noun 1. : lobar pneumonia 2. : shipping fever of cattle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Croupous — Croup ous (kr??p ?s), a. (Med.) Relating to or resembling croup; especially, attended with the formation of a deposit or membrane like that found in membranous croup; as, croupous laryngitis. [1913 Webster] {Croupous pneumonia}, pneumonia… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pneumonia — Pneu*mo ni*a (n[ u]*m[=o] n[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. pneymoni a, fr. pney mwn, pl. pney mones the lungs, also, pley mwn, which is perh. the original form. Cf. {Pneumatio}, {Pulmonary}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the lungs. [1913 Webster] Note:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pneumonia — Synonyms and related words: African lethargy, Asiatic cholera, Asiatic flu, Chagres fever, German measles, Haverhill fever, Hong Kong flu, acute articular rheumatism, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, ague, alkali disease, aluminosis, amebiasis,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • pneumonia — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lung fever, pneumonitis, lobar pneumonia, croupous pneumonia; see disease . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. lung inflammation, acute infection, viral infection, disease, pulmonary disease, bacterial infection, illness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • pneumonia — /njuˈmoʊnjə / (say nyooh mohnyuh), /njə / (say nyuh ) noun 1. inflammation of the lungs. 2. an acute affection of the lungs, croupous pneumonia or lobar pneumonia, regarded as due to the pneumococcus. {New Latin, from Greek} …   Australian English dictionary

  • croupous — ˈkrüpəs adjective Etymology: croup (III) + ous 1. : relating to or resembling croup pneumonia which … was lobar in distribution and croupous in character Science 2. : attended with the formation of a deposit or membrane …   Useful english dictionary

  • Broncho-pneumonia — Pneumonia Pneu*mo ni*a (n[ u]*m[=o] n[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. pneymoni a, fr. pney mwn, pl. pney mones the lungs, also, pley mwn, which is perh. the original form. Cf. {Pneumatio}, {Pulmonary}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the lungs. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Catarrhal pneumonia — Pneumonia Pneu*mo ni*a (n[ u]*m[=o] n[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. pneymoni a, fr. pney mwn, pl. pney mones the lungs, also, pley mwn, which is perh. the original form. Cf. {Pneumatio}, {Pulmonary}.] (Med.) Inflammation of the lungs. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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