ARDS


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Ards

(ɑːdz)
n
(Placename) a district of Northern Ireland, in Co Down. Pop: 74 369 (2003 est). Area: 368 sq km (142 sq miles)
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Noun1.ARDS - acute lung injury characterized by coughing and ralesARDS - acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
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ARDS

abbr adult respiratory distress syndrome. V. syndrome.
References in classic literature ?
He was known to us all as being a most cruel wretch,--a common drunk- ard, who had, by his reckless mismanagement and profligate dissipation, already wasted a large por- tion of his father's property.
It mykes me fair sick, it does, an' I try so 'ard to go through life 'armless an' 'urtin' nobody."
Hardyman pushed steadily forw ard through the obstacle of the farm to the question of the farm's master.
"'Ard on `osses, but dam' sight `arder on poor chaps like me," he wheezed just audibly.
That stew- ard of yours wouldn't dare to neglect a message from this office.
"'Ah, but you must not be too 'ard on 'im,' remonstrated the Count.
I am here, stew- ard," as though he had been miles away.
"Seems 'ard," he said, as he administered a saucerful of milk, "when you get three men in a 'ole like this, they can't work together.
More than 200,000 people develop ARDS and 74,000 die of the condition every year in the United States, according to data from the U.S.
"ARDS is more common than people realize, and there is no cure for it because it is a heterogenous condition," Bellingan said.
"I spent six wonderful years at Ards and it gives me no pleasure seeing them in the play-off, but time moves on," Currie said ahead of tonight's home leg at Taylor's Avenue.
It is a matter of urgency to develop new methods for the treatment of ARDS. There are plenty of trials focusing on medication treatment for ARDS patients.