Definitions for: Pneumothorax

[n] abnormal presence of air in the pleural cavity resulting in the collapse of the lung; may be spontaneous (due to injury to the chest) or induced (as a treatment for tuberculosis)

Webster (1913) Definition: Pneu`mo*tho"rax, n. [Gr. ? air + E. thorax.]
A condition in which air or other gas is present in the
cavity of the chest; -- called also pneumatothorax.

See Also: abnormal condition, abnormalcy, abnormality

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