Origin and Etymology of pneumonitis
First Known Use: 1817See Words from the same year
medical Definition of pneumonitis
- … mold in damp indoor environments is associated with upper respiratory (nasal and throat) tract symptoms, cough, hypersensitivity pneumonitis in susceptible people, wheeze, and asthma symptoms …
- —Michele Melton, The Forsyth County News (Cumming, Georgia), 14 July 2013
- In one incident this year, a worker was treated for chemical pneumonitis, an inflammation of the lungs caused by chemical exposure.
- —Annette Cary, The Tri-City Herald (Kennewick, Washington), 30 Oct. 2014
- … studies have suggested that one such condition—radiation-induced pneumonitis—may occur in up to 15 percent of patients receiving radiation therapy for lung cancer.
- —John George, The Philadelphia Business Journal, 1 Oct. 2014
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