pneumo-, pneum-, pneumono-, pneumon-
(Greek: lung; breath, breathe)
An animal that breathes both by lungs and by gills; a name given by some to the lowest order of the Amphibious animals, including the Proteus and Siren, which retain their gills all their lives.
Having breathing-pores at both ends of the body, as certain dipterous larvae.
angiopneumography (s) (noun), angiopneumographies (pl)
Angiography of the pulmonary vessels which is used to detect pulmonary embolism or less frequently to delineate pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, pulmonary varices, or pulmonary vessel anatomy.
An angiogram is a roentgenographic (X-ray) examination of blood vessels after injection of a radiopaque contrast medium which produces an angiogram.
apneumia (s) (noun), apneumias (pl)
The absence of the lungs at birth: Dr. Dawson informed the mother that her baby was born dead because it had apneumia and so it was unable to breathe.
apneusis (s) (noun) (no pl)
An abnormal respiratory pattern consisting of a gasping inhalation succeeded by ineffectual exhalation: Apneusis can proceed to the point of asphyxia and is thought to be linked to lesions in the respiratory part of the brain.
arthropneumoradiography (s) (noun), arthropneumoradiographies (pl)
An X-ray examination of a joint after it has been injected with air: The lab technician was able to read the arthropneumoradiographies which were taken after Henry broke his leg so it could be determined what was necessary to properly treat the injury.
cardiopneumatic (adjective) (not comparable)
Concerning both the air in the lungs and air passages and the heart: Doctors speak of cardiopneumatic movement when the pulsation of the heart stimulates the motion of air in the air passages.
cardiopneumograph (s) (noun), cardiopneumographs (pl)
A device for recording the motion of the heart and lungs.
Anchoring a lung to a rib.