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Pneumonia Definition & Overview

Definition

Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. It affects the lower respiratory tract. This includes small bronchi (airways) and air sacs in the lungs.

Development of Pneumonia in the Air Sacs of the Lungs

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The normal exchange of gases is interrupted by the build up of fluids.
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