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Origin of emphysema
OTHER WORDS FROM emphysemaem·phy·sem·a·tous [em-fuh-sem-uh-tuhs, -see-muh-, -zem-uh-, -zee-muh-], /ˌɛm fəˈsɛm ə təs, -ˈsi mə-, -ˈzɛm ə-, -ˈzi mə-/, adjectiveem·phy·se·mic, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for emphysema
And in her final years, when she was blinded by macular degeneration and suffocating with emphysema, vanity left her isolated.Understanding Diana Vreeland, ‘Empress of Fashion’|Robin Givhan|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Suffering from severe emphysema, she clung to life through a ventilator, as Singer coordinated her care.
There may be some emphysema, but not enough to account for the respiratory difficulty.Psychotherapy|James J. Walsh
Surgical emphysema signifies the effusion of air into the general connective tissues of the body.
Whooping-cough is well known as the exciting cause of emphysema in many persons.
Of pulmonary emphysema there are two forms, true vesicular and interstitial (or interlobular).
Madeira and the Canaries are useful when emphysema is present or where there is much irritability of constitution.
British Dictionary definitions for emphysema
Derived forms of emphysemaemphysematous (ˌɛmfɪˈsɛmətəs, -ˈsiː-), adjective
Word Origin for emphysema
Medical definitions for emphysema
Other words from emphysemaem′phy•sem′a•tous (-sĕm′ə-təs, -sē′mə-, -zĕm′ə-, -zē′mə-) adj.em′phy•se′mic adj. n.
Scientific definitions for emphysema
Cultural definitions for 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.