chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

noun

Definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

: 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

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His son David said the cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BostonGlobe.com, "Daniel Callahan, bioethics pioneer who weighed ‘human finitude,’ dies at 88," 24 July 2019 The cause was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, said Dr. Callahan’s son David. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Daniel Callahan, preeminent and probing bioethicist, dies at 88," 23 July 2019 The cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Tigerman’s wife and business partner Margaret McCurry told Architect magazine. Blair Kamin, chicagotribune.com, "Iconoclastic Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman, who shaped the city with his buildings and ideas, dies at 88," 4 June 2019 La Susa suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and suffered a severe episode in January. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Eileen La Susa, the wife of Wauwatosa Alderman Ernst-Ulrich Franzen and a former media professional, has died," 16 July 2019 Alzheimer’s disease, Crohn’s disease, Type I and Type II diabetes, fibromyalgia, spinal cord injury, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Parkinson’s disease, peripheral neuropathy and rheumatoid arthritis. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Judge approves class action case against clinic peddling unproven stem cell therapy," 1 July 2019 Bogar said his client has medical problems, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Washington Post, "German tourists run over, killed at Washington swimming hole," 26 June 2019 Preliminary investigations also showed Caruso suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and had a history of high blood pressure for more than nine years, according to the release. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Latest tourist death in Dominican Republic attributed to natural causes, country officials say," 25 June 2019 But Jay continued to be in and out of hospital not just for cellulitis, but also for a broken hip, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and then Parkinson's. Karen Bliss, Billboard, "Crowbar's Kelly Jay, Co-Writer of Canadian Classic 'Oh, What a Feeling,' Dies Following a Stroke," 21 June 2019

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

noun
variants: also chronic obstructive lung disease

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

called also COPD

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