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pneumonitis Line breaks: pneu¦mon|itis
Pronunciation: /ˌnjuːmə(ʊ)ˈnʌɪtɪs/

Definition of pneumonitis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Inflammation of the walls of the alveoli (air sacs) in the lungs.
Example sentences
  • 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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