pulmonary emphysema


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Noun1.pulmonary emphysema - an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory functionpulmonary emphysema - an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
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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Atypical interstitial pneumonia (PIA) is described as an acute respiratory syndrome that affects cattle, generally above 2 years of age, and is characterized by edema and pulmonary emphysema (DOSTER, 2010).
Pulmonary emphysema results in irreversible destruction of the tissues supporting the function of the lungs and causing severe shortness of breath and wheeze.
PBI-4425, an analogue of PBI-4050, expected to enter clinical trials in late 2017, was shown to significantly reduce pulmonary emphysema and cutaneous hyperplasia in the tight-skin (TSK) mouse model for scleroderma.
PBI-4425, an analogue of PBI-4050, is a candidate for the treatment of pulmonary emphysema and cutaneous hyperplasia (pink/red bumps on the skin).
We found that either low- or high-fat diet affected serum adiponectin levels in smoke-induced pulmonary emphysema rats and BMI was inversely correlated with serum adiponectin levels in rats without smoke exposure.
Interferon y induction of pulmonary emphysema in the adult murine lung," Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol.
The distributions of smoking, alcohol abuse, bronchiectasis, pulmonary emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and living and working conditions between males and females were compared using the [chi square] test.
Pulmonary emphysema and rales may be found in severe cases (Wang et al.
Overview of the pathology of pulmonary emphysema in the human.
Pulmonary emphysema is defined anatomically by destruction of interalveolar septae and loss of lung tissue and overlaps only partially with COPD.
But Mr Bulteel, a retired accountant, had been in poor health for a number of years, suf-suf fering from pulmonary emphysema, and had moved into a care home a few years before his death.
Huge amounts of data have been collected about this disease of civilization: experimental, clinical, functional and ultrastructural, including those that point to common pathogenic mechanisms in the development of AS and pulmonary emphysema (PE), which is also widespread [2-5].

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