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Pneumonia Glossary

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Acetaminophen

A type of medicine that treats minor aches and pains, and reduces fever.

Antibiotics

A type of medicine used in the treatment and prevention of bacterial infection.

Antiviral Drugs

A category of medicines used to treat viral infections.

Dehydration

A condition that occurs when the loss of body fluids, mostly water, exceeds the amount that is taken in.

Delirium

A disturbed state of mind that occurs in fever, intoxication, and other disorders and is characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of thought and speech.

Dementia

A chronic or persistent disorder of the mental processes caused by brain disease or injury and marked by memory disorders, personality changes, and impaired reasoning.

Mycoplasma

A group of small typically parasitic bacteria that lack cell walls and sometimes cause diseases.

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