chronic bronchitis


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Related to chronic bronchitis: emphysema, Acute bronchitis
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Noun1.chronic bronchitis - a form of bronchitis characterized by excess production of sputum leading to a chronic cough and obstruction of air flow
bronchitis - inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - a nonreversible lung disease that is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis; usually patients have been heavy cigarette smokers
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Chronic bronchitis, "a nasty 'acking cough," was what they chiefly suffered from; one went to the H.
She had chronic bronchitis, and told him it hindered her in the exercise of her profession.
She suffered--she told me it was a Moultrie castemark--from some obscure form of chronic bronchitis, complicated with spasm of the glottis; and, in a dead, flat voice, with a sunken eye that looked and saw not, told me what washes, gargles, pastilles, and inhalations she had proved most beneficial.
The 1,000 volunteers with COPD had at least one of the following conditions: chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or reduced lung function, as measured by a spirometer.
People with COPD suffer from crippling airflow obstruction; a COPD diagnosis, which is evolving and likely is underreported, historically has included labels such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and asthmatic bronchitis.
Chad makes devices that deliver oxygen to patients suffering from respiratory problems, such as chronic bronchitis.
Overall, 98 percent of the young victims showed some form of chronic bronchitis.
Of these, a total of 66 million patients suffer from one of the three major diagnoses: acute bacterial sinusitis (ABS), acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis (AECB) and community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).
COPD is a collective name for a group of chronic lung diseases, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis, characterized by irreversible airflow limitation and permanent lung damage.
Respiratory ailments - emphysema, pneumonia, chronic bronchitis, lung tumors, symptoms and treatments - will be discussed by Dr.
People with asthma or chronic bronchitis may glean new dietary strategies for moderating their periodic respiratory distress based on the results of a study involving 9,074 adults aged 30 and older.
COPD includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and in certain cases asthma.

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