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Pneumonia

Definition:

Inflammation of lung alveoli, the tiny air sacs deep within the lungs where carbon dioxide and oxygen are exchanged.

Pneumonia can cause symptoms such as fever, chills, muscle stiffness, chest pain, coughing up of phlegm, shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and difficulty breathing.

The disease can be acute or chronic and is usually caused by bacteria or viruses.

Source: GreenFacts

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Respiratory system
  1. Trachea
  2. Pulmonary artery
  3. Pulmonary vein
  4. Alveolar duct
  5. Alveoli
  6. Cardiac notch
  7. Bronchioles
  8. Tertiary bronchi
  9. Secondary bronchi
  10. Primary bronchi
  11. Larynx

Source: Rastrojo  (GNU Free Documentation license)

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Translation(s):

Deutsch: Lungenentzündung
Español: Neumonía
Français: Pneumonie
Nederlands: Pneumonie

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