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artificial pneumothorax

 

Definition: pneumothorax produced by the injection of air, or a more slowly absorbed gas such as nitrogen, into the pleural space; formerly used for collapse therapy of tuberculosis.

Synonym(s): therapeutic pneumothorax

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