chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

noun

Definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  1. :  pulmonary disease (such 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


Medical Dictionary

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

noun
variants: also

chronic obstructive lung disease

Medical Definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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


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