infant respiratory distress syndrome


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infant respiratory distress syndrome

(IRDS) A lung disorder that affects premature babies who have not developed surfactant in their lungs. Surfactant is a fatty secretion that prevents the lungs collapsing.
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of the District of Columbia) includes information and illustrations on acute and infant respiratory distress syndromes, asthma, chronic lung disease of the newborn, cystic fibrosis, upper airway inflammatory diseases, bronchiolitis, air leak syndromes, congenital heart disease, and neuromuscular diseases, including how to adapt equipment to neonate or pediatric patients.
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