atelectasis atelectasis

Definition(s):

  • (n) collapse of an expanded lung (especially in infants); also failure of pulmonary alveoli to expand at birth

Usage(s):

  • The ancient practice of making a child cry several times a day is often ineffective in over coming atelectasis (imperfect expansion of the lungs at birth).

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/sə ˈbɔr də ˌneɪt /