respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn

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Related to hyaline membrane disease of the newborn: Infant respiratory distress syndrome
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Noun1.respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn - an acute lung disease of the newborn (especially the premature newborn); lungs cannot expand because of a wetting agent is lacking; characterized by rapid shallow breathing and cyanosis and the formation of a glassy hyaline membrane over the alveoli
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
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