pneumohypoderma

SYN: subcutaneous emphysema. [G. pneuma, air, + hypo, beneath, + derma, skin]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Emphysema — 1) A lung condition featuring an abnormal accumulation of air in the lung s many tiny air sacs, a tissue called alveoli. As air continues to collect in these sacs, they become enlarged, and may break, or be damaged and form scar tissue. Emphysema …   Medical dictionary

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