Relating to atelectasis.

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  • atelectatic — adjective Of or pertaining to atelectasis …   Wiktionary

  • atelectatic — adj. pertaining to the collapse of a lung or lungs (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • atelectatic — at·e·lec·tat·ic …   English syllables

  • atelectatic — adjective see atelectasis …   Useful english dictionary

  • atelectatic rale — a nonpathologic rale that is dissipated by deep breathing or coughing and is best observed at the margin of a lung. This type is frequently heard in those who breathe feebly and superficially, when on deep inhalation the moist walls of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • otitis media atelectatic — tympanic membrane atelectasis …   Medical dictionary

  • border rale — atelectatic r …   Medical dictionary

  • marginal rale — atelectatic r …   Medical dictionary

  • atelectasis — atelectatic /at l ek tat ik/, adj. /at l ek teuh sis/, n. Pathol. 1. incomplete expansion of the lungs at birth, as from lack of breathing force. 2. collapse of the lungs, as from bronchial obstruction. [1855 60; < NL; see ATELIOSIS, ECTASIS] * * …   Universalium

  • atelectasis — Decreased or absent air in the entire or part of a lung, with resulting loss of lung volume. Loss of lung volume itself. SEE ALSO: pulmonary collapse. [G. ateles, incomplete, + ektasis, extension] adhesive a. alveolar …   Medical dictionary

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