chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

n. Abbr. COPD
A chronic, progressive lung disease in which there is poor airflow in the lungs, characterized by wheezing, shortness of breath with difficulty exhaling, and cough.
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Noun1.chronic obstructive pulmonary disease - a nonreversible lung disease that is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis; usually patients have been heavy cigarette smokers
chronic bronchitis - a form of bronchitis characterized by excess production of sputum leading to a chronic cough and obstruction of air flow
emphysema, pulmonary emphysema - an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
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If we include those dying from other smoking-related illnesses such as chronic obstructive lung disease, heart attack, stroke and severe asthma, the number of deaths that could be attributed to smoking could be staggering.
Roach will lead the clinical development of Pulmatrix's innovative inhaled drugs for serious lung diseases, including allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and chronic obstructive lung disease.
RI on pDCs increased from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) Stage 2 to GOLD Stage 4 and was correlated with parameters of lung function.
Chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) is the third-leading cause of death in the United States (1) and a major cause of mortality and morbidity around the world.
The Global Initiative for the Diagnosis, Management and Prevention of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) released revised and updated recommendations for assessing COPD, therapies, nonpharmacologic therapies and COPD and common comorbidities, its third revision since 2001.
Georgina Goring, representing Senior who appeared in court in a mobility scooter, said he had considerable health problems, including chronic obstructive lung disease.
Background and Objective: The Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) 2011 grading classification has been used to evaluate the severity of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
It is defined in the most recent update of the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) (1) as "a common preventable and treatable disease, characterized by persistent airflow limitation that is usually progressive and associated with an enhanced chronic inflammatory response in the airways and the lung to noxious particles or gases.
The severity of COPD was classified according to the Global Initiative of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) criteria, based on the last PFT within one year prior to admission.
1,2) In 2015, the World Health Organization updated its Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) guidelines, classifying patients with COPD based on disease burden as determined by symptoms, airflow obstruction, and exacerbation history.
Spirometry revealed severe stage of Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (class III); electrocardiography was suggestive of P pulmonale.

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