\ɛmfˈa͡ɪsmə], \ɛmfˈaɪsmə], \ɛ_m_f_ˈaɪ_s_m_ə]\
Definitions of EMPHYSEMA
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
This term is commonly applied to any white, crepitant, shining, elastic, indolent tumour of the integuments, caused by the introduction of air into the areolar texture, Aerodermectasia. Injuries of the larynx, trachea, or lungs; fractures of the ribs, or wounds penetrating the chest, are the most frequent causes of this affection, which is owing to the air escaping from the air-passages, and insinuating itself into the areolar texture surrounding the wound. There are some cases of emphysema, which are owing to internal causes; and hence a division has been made into the accidental and symptomatic, and the spontaneous and idiopathic.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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