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glossary:pulmonary_edema [2007/08/18 21:55]
Pat O'Connor
glossary:pulmonary_edema [2012/10/16 14:40] (current)
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 +Fluid in the [[lung]]s. Pulmonary [[:edema]] involves fluid accumulation and swelling in the lungs.
 +Your lungs contain millions of small, elastic air sacs. With each breath, the air sacs take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Normally, the exchange of gases takes place without problems. But sometimes increased pressure in the [[blood vessels]] in your lungs forces fluid into the air sacs, preventing them from absorbing oxygen — a condition called pulmonary edema.
 +Alternative Names:
 +Lung/​pulmonary congestion; Lung water 
 +Common Misspellings:​ pulmonary adema, pulmonary oedema, pulmonary odema, pulmanary edema, pulmanary adema, pulmanary oedema, pulmanary odema, pulmenary [[glossary:​edema]],​ pulmenary adema, pulmenary oedema, pulmenary odema 
 +See also: [[glossary:​Pleural effusion]]
 +[[http://​​thesite/​lymphedema_pleural_effusions.htm|Pleural Effusions]]
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