chronic obstructive airways disease

chronic obstructive airways disease

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  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — COPD; = chronic obstructive airways disease a disease of adults, especially those over the age of 45 with a history of smoking or inhalation of airborne pollution, characterized by airflow obstruction that is not fully reversible. The disease has …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — Classification and external resources Gross pathology of a lung showing centrilobular type emphysema characteristic of smoking. This close up of the fixed, cut lung surface shows multiple cavit …   Wikipedia

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — noun A group of diseases characterized by the pathological limitation of airflow in the airway that is not fully reversible. May be caused by reactive airways, chronic infection, congenital defects, or, most commonly, cigarette smoking. Generally …   Wiktionary

  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — noun a lung disease in which the airways are particularly obstructed as a result of lung damage, as from cigarette smoking, breathing in irritants, etc., resulting in shortness of breath, as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, etc. Abbrev.: COPD …  

  • Obstructive lung disease — Classification and external resources MeSH D008173 Obstructive lung disease is a category of respiratory disease characterized by airway obstruction. It is generally characterized by inflamed and easily collapsible airways, obstruction to airflow …   Wikipedia

  • Acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — An acute exacerbation of COPD is a sudden worsening of COPD symptoms (shortness of breath, quantity and color of phlegm) that typically lasts for several days. It may be triggered by an infection with bacteria or viruses or by environmental… …   Wikipedia

  • obstructive small airways disease — chronic bronchitis with irreversible narrowing of the bronchioles and small bronchi with hypoxia and often hypercapnia …   Medical dictionary

  • reactive airways disease — any of several conditions characterized by wheezing and allergic reactions; the most common ones are asthma, bronchiolitis, and chronic obstructive lung disease …   Medical dictionary

  • small airways disease — chronic obstructive bronchitis with irreversible narrowing of the bronchioles and small bronchi. See also obstructive small airways d …   Medical dictionary

  • Chronic bronchitis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 J42 ICD 9 491 …   Wikipedia

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