Definition of Emphysema

1. Noun. An abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age.




Definition of Emphysema

1. n. A swelling produced by gas or air diffused in the cellular tissue.

Definition of Emphysema

1. Noun. (pathology) An abnormal accumulation of air in tissues , especially the lungs. Pulmonary emphysema is a chronic lung disease, characterised by an abnormal increase in the size of the air spaces, resulting in laboured breathing and caused by exposure to toxic chemicals such as tobacco smoke. ¹

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Definition of Emphysema

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Medical Definition of Emphysema

1. A pathological accumulation of air in tissues or organs, applied especially to such a condition of the lungs. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Emphysema

emphasize
emphasized
emphasizer
emphasizers
emphasizes
emphasizing
emphatic
emphatical
emphatically
emphaticalness
emphatick
emphlysis
emphractic
emphraxis
emphrensied
emphysema (current term)
emphysemas
emphysematous
emphysematous cholecystitis
emphysematous cystitis
emphysematous gangrene
emphysematous gastritis
emphysematous phlegmon
emphysemic
emphyteusis
emphyteutic
emphyteuticaries
emphyteuticary
empierce
empierced

Literary usage of Emphysema

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1899)
"Subcutaneous emphysema Complicating Labor.—Among the rarer complications ... The emphysema did not increase nor did it cause the mother especial annoyance. ..."

2. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"emphysema, when limited, is physiologic, when extensive it adds to the ... emphysema (Pulmonary emphysema) emphysema is a condition in which the air cells ..."

3. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"They all show bronchitis and well-marked emphysema. None of them presents the ordinary picture of pulmonary tuberculosis. Their ages are forty-three, ..."

4. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler (1909)
"emphysema is the result of persistently high intra-alveolar tension acting upon a congenitally weak lung tissue. Strongly in favor of the view that the ..."

5. The Rockefeller Billions: The Story of the World's Most Stupendous Fortune by Jules Abels (1907)
"Interstitial emphysema may be dismissed with a few paragraphs, since, by itself, ... The causes of this variety of emphysema are both pathological and ..."

6. Lectures on the Principles and Practice of Physic Delivered at King's by Thomas Watson, David Francis Condie (1855)
"emphysema is a term that had long been familiar among medical men in a certain sense. ... But emphysema of the lung, as that term is employed by Laennec, ..."

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