lipid pneumonia


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lipid pneumonia

[′lip·əd nu̇′mō·nyə]
(medicine)
Pneumonia resulting from aspiration of oily substances, such as nose drops.
Deposition of lipids in tissues of chronically inflamed lungs. Also known as lipoid pneumonia.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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