Definition of Pulmonary emphysema

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

Exact synonyms: Emphysema
Generic synonyms: Respiratory Disease, Respiratory Disorder, Respiratory Illness
Specialized synonyms: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Derivative terms: Emphysematous



Lexicographical Neighbors of Pulmonary Emphysema

pulmograde
pulmometer
pulmometers
pulmonaria
pulmonarias
pulmonary
pulmonary alveolus
pulmonary anthrax
pulmonary arteries
pulmonary artery
pulmonary circulation
pulmonary congestion
pulmonary edema
pulmonary embolism
pulmonary embolisms
pulmonary emphysema (current term)
pulmonary function test
pulmonary oedema
pulmonary pleura
pulmonary plexis
pulmonary reserve
pulmonary stenosis
pulmonary toilet
pulmonary trunk
pulmonary tuberculosis
pulmonary valve
pulmonary vein
pulmonate
pulmonates
pulmones

Literary usage of Pulmonary emphysema

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

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1890)
"THE CAUSES DETERMINING pulmonary emphysema. BY J. SYDNEY EDKINS, BA, MB CAMB. THAT the method by which pulmonary emphysema is produced has always been a ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"At the present day, however, there are two conditions to which it refers, " pulmonary emphysema " (and the word pulmonary is often omitted) and " surgical ..."

3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"At the present day, however, there are two conditions to which it refers, " pulmonary emphysema " (and the word pulmonary is often omitted) and " surgical ..."

4. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell, Frederick Cheever Shattuck (1886)
"pulmonary emphysema, the abnormal inflation of the lungs, ... The essence of pulmonary emphysema, the condition from which most symptoms are immediately ..."

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