Failure of full expansion of a once fully expanded lung. Medically called atelectasis. The word comes from the Greek “a-” (without) “telos” (complete) + “rectasis” (expansion) = without complete expansion.
The lungs are a pair of breathing organs located with the chest which remove carbon dioxide from and bring oxygen to the blood. There is a right and left lung.
1. The crescent-shaped area at the base of a fingernail or toenail. 2. Any small crescent- or moon-shaped area or structure. Lunula is the diminuitive of the Latin luna, the moon. Also called the lunule.
1. The crescent-shaped area at the base of a fingernail or toenail. 2. Any small crescent- or moon-shaped area or structure. Borrowed from the French lunule, from the Latin lunula, the diminuitive of luna, the moon. Also called the lunula.
treating the difficult symptoms of the disease and treating the underlying autoimmune activity. It may include use of steroids and other anti-inflammatory agents, antidepressants and/or mood stabilizers, intravenous immunoglobulin, and, in cases in which lupus involves the internal organs, chemotherapy. See also lupus, discoid; lupus erythematosis, systemic.
- Lupus in pregnancy
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during pregnancy, a high-risk situation. The high risks are to both the mother and child. Women with SLE can have flares of SLE during pregnancy.