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

Dictionary Entries Near bronchopulmonary dysplasia

Cite this Entry

“Bronchopulmonary dysplasia.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!