any of various lung diseases leading to poor pulmonary aeration, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Abbreviation: COPD
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How to use chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a sentence
She said doctors could not pinpoint a precise cause, but it appeared to be related to a lung transplant he had in 2016 as a result of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.Ron Rosenblith, Democratic political strategist and Hotline co-founder, dies at 75 | Matt Schudel | July 23, 2021 | Washington Post
The patient hospitalized in March had preexisting chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cirrhosis, which may have exacerbated the melioidosis infection.CDC probes how people contracted a dangerous infection found in the tropics — without leaving the U.S. | Katie Shepherd | July 1, 2021 | Washington Post
He is a widower and suffers from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, which put him at high risk of dying if he contracted covid-19.Inside Pfizer’s race to produce the world’s biggest supply of covid vaccine | Christopher Rowland | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
They discovered Delaney had symptoms of COPD — chronic obstructive pulmonary disease — a condition usually seen in older adults, and put her on steroids and asthma medication.These children had covid-19. Now, they have long-haul symptoms. | Ariana Eunjung Cha | March 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Those include cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, pregnancy, smoking, obesity and Type 2 diabetes.Vaccine lotteries and personal appeals: The medically vulnerable find their priority status slipping away | Lena H. Sun, Isaac Stanley-Becker | February 26, 2021 | Washington Post
Scientific definitions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Any of several pulmonary diseases, especially emphysema, in which chronic airway obstruction causes respiratory abnormalities, including shortness of breath.
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