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 (brŏng′kō-no͝o-mōn′yə, -nyo͝o-)
A pneumonia involving inflammation of the lungs that spreads from and after infection of the bronchi.


(Pathology) inflammation of the lungs, originating in the bronchioles


(ˌbrɒŋ koʊ nʊˈmoʊn yə, -ˈmoʊ ni ə, -nyʊ-)

a form of pneumonia centering on bronchial passages.
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Noun1.bronchopneumonia - pneumonia characterized by acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles
pneumonia - respiratory disease characterized by inflammation of the lung parenchyma (excluding the bronchi) with congestion caused by viruses or bacteria or irritants
aspiration pneumonia - inflammation of the lungs caused by inhaling or choking on vomitus; may occur during unconsciousness (anesthesia or drunkenness or seizure or cardiac arrest)


[ˌbrɒŋkəʊnjuːˈməʊnɪə] Nbronconeumonía f


n. bronconeumonía, infl. aguda de los bronquiolos y de los lóbulos pulmonares que afecta gen. ambos pulmones.
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Mrs Burke said the lack of mobility caused by the ankle break contributed to the development of the bronchopneumonia which led to her death.
Her medical history revealed that she had been hospitalized with a diagnosis of bronchiolitis and/or bronchopneumonia for five times during the last year.
The cause of death was recorded as bronchopneumonia due to a subdural haemorrhage - a bleed on the brain - she developed as a result of the fall.
Mercury died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on November 24 in 1991.
He had died of bronchopneumonia brought on by AIDS on November 24, 1991, only one day after publicly acknowledging he had the disease.
Nowadays, one of the problems in sheep nurturing industry in Iran is bronchopneumonia that several agents involve it.
He added: "It was infection resulting from malnutrition which led to the bronchopneumonia and septicaemia which were the immediate cause of her death.
She suffered a broken left hip and developed bronchopneumonia as a result of the accident on May 14.
RODDY, 50, who had Down's syndrome, died in May 2003 from bronchopneumonia after suffering a severe untreated outbreak of ulcerative colitis.
An autopsy was performed, and the cause of death was determined to be purulent pericarditis secondary to seleroderma with a contributory cause of bronchopneumonia.
Serious infections among treated patients were confined to one event of bronchopneumonia in the 300 mg dose group.
Eight out of ten of all death certificates written by the couple cited bronchopneumonia as a cause of death.