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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

noun

Definition of CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

:  pulmonary disease (as emphysema or chronic bronchitis) that is characterized by chronic typically irreversible airway obstruction resulting in a slowed rate of exhalation —abbreviation COPD

First Known Use of CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

1967

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE

:  pulmonary disease (as emphysema or chronic bronchitis) that is characterized by chronic typically irreversible airway obstruction resulting in a slowed rate of exhalation—abbreviation COPD

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