pulmonary dysmaturity syndrome n.
A respiratory disorder occurring in premature infants incapable of normal pulmonary ventilation; the lungs contain widespread focal emphysematous blebs and the parenchyma has thickened alveolar walls. Also called Wilson-Mikity syndrome.
- Pulmonary embolism
pulmonary embolism n. The obstruction of pulmonary arteries, usually by detached fragments of a clot from a leg or pelvic vein.
- Pulmonary emphysema
pulmonary emphysema n. See emphysema.
- Pulmonary hypertension
pulmonary hypertension n. Hypertension in the pulmonary circulation; it may be primary or secondary to pulmonary or cardiac disease.
- Pulmonary hamartoma
pulmonary hamartoma n. A hamartoma of the lung, producing a coin lesion that is composed primarily of cartilage and bronchial epithelium. Also called adenochondroma.