And in her final years, when she was blinded by macular degeneration and suffocating with emphysema, vanity left her isolated.
Perforation is indicated by sudden collapse and by emphysema from swallowed air.
emphysema is a distention of the tissues with air or other gases.
Madeira and the Canaries are useful when emphysema is present or where there is much irritability of constitution.
Taxpayers shouldn't pay for the cost of lung cancer, emphysema, and other smoking-related illnesses, the tobacco companies should.
There may be some emphysema, but not enough to account for the respiratory difficulty.
In the second case the wide development of emphysema was prevented by the early introduction of a tracheotomy tube.
The second form is called interlobular, or interstitial, emphysema, and follows the first.
On the third day the dyspnœa was more troublesome and emphysema began to develop in the neck.
emphysema is a rupture of the minute air vesicles of the lung substance, and may be either interlobular or vesicular.
emphysema em·phy·se·ma (ěm'fĭ-sē'mə, -zē'-)
A pathological condition of the lungs marked by an abnormal increase in the size of the air spaces, resulting in labored breathing and an increased susceptibility to infection. It can be caused by irreversible expansion of the alveoli or by the destruction of alveolar walls. Also called pulmonary emphysema.
An abnormal distention of body tissues caused by retention of air.
A chronic lung disease characterized by progressive, irreversible expansion of the alveoli with eventual destruction of alveolar tissue, causing obstruction to airflow. Patients with emphysema often have labored breathing, wheezing, chronic fatigue, and increased susceptibility to infection, and may require oxygen therapy. Long-term smoking is a common cause of emphysema.
A chronic disease in which the tiny air sacs in the lungs become stretched and enlarged, so that they are less able to supply oxygen to the blood. Emphysema causes shortness of breath and painful coughing and can increase the likelihood of developing heart disease. Emphysema occurs most frequently in older men who have been heavy smokers.