pneumo-, pneum-, pneumono-, pneumon-
(Greek: lung; breath, breathe)
2. The recording of respiratory (breathing) movements, as with a pneumograph.
3. The radiography of tissues into which air or oxygen has been introduced.
"Now, it is estimated that over three-million people develop pneumonia each year in the United States and over 500 thousand of these people are admitted to a hospital for treatment."
"While most of these patients usually recover, approximately 5% will die from pneumonia."
"Pneumonia is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States."
"As we get older, our swallowing mechanism can become impaired as does our immune system; so, these factors, along with some of the negative side effects of medications, increase the risk for pneumonia in the elderly."