emphysema emphysema  /ˌɛm fə ˈzi mə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age

Usage(s):

  1. But emphysema is rapidly changing its status.
  2. It's the kind of surgery you would never expect most people with emphysema--a degenerative, often smoking-related condition of the lungs--to agree to undergo.
  3. It's the kind of surgery you would never expect most people with emphysema a degenerative, often smoking-related condition of the lungs to agree to undergo.

News

  1. DEP says Friday will be an Air Quality Alert day in many parts of PA

    The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an orange air quality action day for ozone for Friday, June 21 in the Susquehanna Valley area. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WHP CBS 21 Harrisburg

  2. Protalix BioTherapeutics Discloses Three New Compounds in Development

    - Oral PRX-106 for immune mediated disorders - PRX-110 for Cystic Fibrosis (CF) - PRX-107 for emphysema due to hereditary alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency
    on June 21, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

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Quotes

  • "Four or five months ago she was ill - she's not ill now. Certain things won't go away. She has a small amount of emphysema in the top of one of her lungs. It's negligible, but it could lead to something a lot more serious. Anything inhaled into her...
    on Jul 11, 2008 By: Amy Winehouse Source: Newstrack India (blog)

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