acute respiratory distress syndrome

[ uh-kyoot-res-per-uh-tawr-ee di-stres-sin-drohm, -druhm ]

nounPathology.
  1. a disorder, caused by an acute illness or injury that affects the lungs either directly or indirectly, resulting in stiffening of the lung tissue, pulmonary edema, and extreme shortness of breath. Abbreviation: ARDS

Origin of acute respiratory distress syndrome

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First recorded in 2000–05
  • Formerly a·dult res·pi·ra·to·ry dis·tress syn·drome [uh-duhlt-res-per-uh-tawr-ee di-stres-sin-drohm, -druhm] /əˈdʌlt ˈrɛs pər əˌtɔr i dɪˈstrɛs ˌsɪn droʊm, -drəm/ .

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