lobar pneumonia

noun

Medical Definition of lobar pneumonia

: acute pneumonia involving one or more lobes of the lung characterized by sudden onset, chill, fever, difficulty in breathing, cough, and blood-stained sputum, marked by consolidation, and normally followed by resolution and return to normal of the lung tissue

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“Lobar pneumonia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/lobar%20pneumonia. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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