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acute respiratory distress syndrome

[ uh-kyoot-res-per-uh-tawr-ee di-stres-sin-drohm, -druhm ]
/ əˈkyut ˈrɛs pər əˌtɔr i dɪˈstrɛs ˌsɪn droʊm, -drəm /
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noun Pathology.
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
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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/ .

Origin of acute respiratory distress syndrome

First recorded in 2000–05
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Medical definitions for acute respiratory distress syndrome

acute respiratory distress syndrome

n.
adult respiratory distress syndrome
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