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