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

Examples of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Substance abuse is linked to a high prevalence of conditions that worsen the outcome of Covid-19, including asthma, hypertension, obesity, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, "Substance abuse makes Covid-19 even more dangerous," 16 Sep. 2020 You'll be referred to them for asthma often, but pulmonologists also diagnose and treat conditions like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and lung cancer. Zee Krstic, Good Housekeeping, "25 Types of Doctors and What They Do for Patients' Health," 15 Sep. 2020 As the ACEs accumulate, so do the risks of hepatitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, depression and suicidal ideation. Eliott C. Mclaughlin, CNN, "When kids witness police violence, the trauma doesn't end when the gun is holstered," 29 Aug. 2020 Children tend to have fewer underlying conditions — diabetes, hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and so on — than adults do. Melissa Fletcher Stoeltje, ExpressNews.com, "‘It was so super-scary’: Mom describes her child’s bout with the coronavirus in San Antonio hospital," 23 Aug. 2020 New Yorkers who survived the attacks and the aftermath suffer from dozens of medical conditions, ranging from asthma to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancers. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "Ground Zero Workers With Chronic Conditions Get Hit Hard by Covid-19," 7 Sep. 2020 Poor immune function also contributes to pulmonary problems such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease; and metabolic disorders. Kathryn Crawford, The Conversation, "How chemicals like PFAS can increase your risk of severe COVID-19," 31 Aug. 2020 Some people don’t produce enough of the protein, which can lead to liver damage and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Inhibrx shares up after San Diego biotech’s $137M initial public offering," 24 Aug. 2020 Respiratory therapists specialize in breathing difficulties and lung issues, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Fox News, "Health care worker says coronavirus PPE shortage forced her to staple N95 mask together: 'It cut my face'," 5 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chronic%20obstructive%20pulmonary%20disease. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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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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