pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

pneumocystis pneumonia

[noo-muh-sis-tis, nyoo-]
noun Pathology.
a pulmonary infection caused by the protozoan Pneumocystis carinii, occurring as an opportunistic disease in persons with impaired immune systems, as AIDS victims. Abbreviation: PCP
Also called pneumocystis carinii pneumonia [kuh-rahy-nee-ahy] .


Origin:
1980–85; pneumocystis < Neo-Latin: genus name; see pneumo-, cyst

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pneumocystis carinii pneumonia

noun
pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems (as AIDS victims) [syn: pneumocytosis
pneumocystis pneumonia

noun
pneumonia occurring in infants or in persons with impaired immune systems (as AIDS victims) [syn: pneumocytosis
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