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  • n  a glassy translucent substance that occurs in hyaline cartilage or in certain skin conditions

  • The hyaline membrane disease that kills at least 25,000 infants every year (among them: Patrick Bouvier Kennedy) and the heart attacks that are fatal to 500,000 adult Americans .
  • When a baby is born prematurely, he is especially susceptible to a breathing difficulty that develops into hyaline membrane disease.
  • On it is the grunting cough of a child with hyaline membrane disease, a frequently fatal condition that occurs in premature infants.

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