Definition of pneumonitis in English:


Syllabification: pneu·mo·ni·tis
Pronunciation: /ˌn(y)o͞oməˈnītis


  • Inflammation of the walls of the alveoli in the lungs, usually caused by a virus.
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    • Ammonia gas exposure is associated with a range of upper respiratory symptomatology, including severe cases of chemical pneumonitis and intense pulmonary inflammation.
    • The authors conclude that the new antidepressant, venlafaxine, can cause both pneumonitis and heart failure.
    • The administration of steroids and antibiotics was started under the diagnosis of acute interstitial pneumonitis, but the symptoms did not improve significantly.

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