hypostatic pneumonia

noun

: pneumonia that usually results from the collection of fluid in the dorsal region of the lungs and occurs especially in those (as the bedridden or elderly) confined to a supine position for extended periods

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“Hypostatic pneumonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypostatic%20pneumonia. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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