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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November: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Awareness Month World COPD Day November 16, 2011
The recruits were all at high risk of developing full-blown chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which is characterized by lung tissue damage and airway narrowing.
The report provides information on the key drivers and challenges of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Therapeutics market.
Gain insight into market potential, including a robust 10-year epidemiology forecast of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease prevalent cases.
Coverage of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) pipeline on the basis of therapeutic class, route of administration and molecule type.
COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, which offers an in-depth and easy-to-access array of research findings in this field, is an ideal partner for the Foundation.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Drug Pipeline Analysis and Market Forecasts to 2016 which provides the key data, information and analysis on the COPD market.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), characterized by airflow obstruction and loss of expiratory force, comprises mostly smoking-related diseases such as emphysema and chronic bronchitis.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is most prevalent in manual labourers 68% (n: 34), followed by office staff 20% (n: 10), Shop owners 8% (n: 4%) and Homemakers 2% (n: 1).
Healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (LSE:GSK)(NYSE:GSK) and Innoviva (NasdaqGS:INVA) on Friday jointly announced the receipt of approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for Relvar Ellipta (fluticasone furoate / vilanterol 100/25 mcg) for the relief of various symptoms with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
USPRwire, Tue Feb 09 2016] Global Markets Direct's, 'Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) - Pipeline Review, H2 2015', provides an overview of the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)'s therapeutic pipeline.

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