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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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noun Pathology.
any of various lung diseases leading to poor pulmonary aeration, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Abbreviation: COPD
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Medical definitions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

n.
A chronic lung disease, such as asthma or emphysema, in which breathing becomes slowed or forced.
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Scientific definitions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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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