Medical Dictionary

Macleod's syndrome

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noun Mac·leod's syndrome \mə-ˈklau̇dz-\

Medical Definition of Macleod's syndrome

  1. :  abnormally increased translucence of one lung usually accompanied by reduction in ventilation and in perfusion with blood

Biographical Note for macleod's syndrome

Macleod

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William Mathieson

(1911–1977), British physician. Macleod was a specialist in pulmonology and thoracic medicine. He described the condition now known as Macleod's syndrome in an article published in 1954.


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