bronchopulmonary dysplasia


: a chronic lung condition that is caused by tissue damage to the lungs, is marked by inflammation, exudate, scarring, fibrosis, and emphysema, and usually occurs in immature infants who have received mechanical ventilation and supplemental oxygen as treatment for respiratory distress syndrome

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“Bronchopulmonary dysplasia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Mar. 2023.

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