Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of the respiratory system and organs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The science which treats of the lungs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The sum of scientific knowledge concerning the lungs and air-passages, or the organs and processes of respiration.

Etymologies

From Modern Latin pneumologia, from Ancient Greek πνεῦμα (pneuma, "wind, breath, spirit") + -logia ("-logy"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • An authority on smoking in France, Professor Jean Marsac, the head of the pneumology department at Paris's Cochin Hospital, calls cigarettes "the most deadly addiction epidemic of the twentieth century."

    France: An Ambivalent War Against Smoking

  • The Quebec Heart and Lung Institute Research Centre has focused its development around this vision and aims to become the leading North American research centre in cardiology, pneumology, and obesity.

    Newswise: Latest News

  • Founded in 1918, the Quebec Heart and Lung Institute of Université Laval, located in Quebec City, Canada, includes cardiology, pneumology, and the surgical management of obesity departments.

    Newswise: Latest News

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