Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The branch of medicine that deals with diseases of the respiratory system.

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  • noun medicine The branch of medicine dealing with diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin pulmō, pulmōn-, lung; see pulmonary + –logy.]

Examples

  • "This is the first non-drug treatment for asthma, and it's a very promising technology for patients who have been taking all the medications and whose symptoms are still not completely controlled," says Ali I. Musani, director of interventional pulmonology at National Je wish Health in Denver, which specializes in respiratory diseases.

    New Surgery to Treat Asthma

  • Our team will also consult with Children's Hospital specialists in the fields of pulmonology, gastroenterology and critical care when your child's care requires it.

    Airway Disorders

  • In a second study in the same journal, Belgian investigators led by Dr. Kris De Boeck, from the department of pediatric pulmonology and infectious diseases at the University Hospital of Leuven, found similar overprescribing of antibiotics to asthmatic children.

    Too many kids getting antibiotics for asthma

  • Our pulmonologists are board-certified in pediatric pulmonology.

    Asthma program team

  • Many specialties intrigued Suki in medical school: pulmonology, oncology, anesthesiology.

    The Lady Matador’s Hotel

  • Administration plans announced so far are "an unnecessarily risky undertaking that will lead to unsafe conditions for our patients," wrote the 193 fellows and resident physicians from numerous specialties at the hospital, including cardiology, pulmonology, pediatrics and emergency medicine.

    Chicago Hospital Doctors Protest Planned Bed Cuts

  • The two doctors who gave up their administrative posts in Chicago were Dr. Vanden Hoek, who stepped down as interim chief of emergency medicine, and pulmonology researcher Joe G.N. Garcia, who had been chairman of medicine.

    Doctors Fight Plan to Limit Beds in ER

  • When I inquired at pulmonology as to how to avoid the half day sacrifice, I had a bitchy nurse tell me that if I showed up on time she knew nothing about me or my OCD approach to medical appointments that there should be no wait.

    Working Mom Blues

  • She was unmoved by the physical I had partaken in two weeks ago normal at the same facility in the same practice, the visit I had with my GP last Tuesday, nor the fact that my asthma is totally managed and followed through pulmonology and is utterly under control right now.

    Not Just for Kids

  • Of course, tomorrow I take Breshnev to pulmonology so that is three work days shot to hell with long clinic waits.

    Working Mom Blues

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