chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
noun
a nonreversible lung disease that is a combination of emphysema and chronic bronchitis; usually patients have been heavy cigarette smokers

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noun
: pulmonary disease (as emphysema or chronic bronchitis) this is characterized by chronic typically irreversible airway obstruction resulting in a slowed rate of exhalation — abbreviation COPD

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Pathol.
any of various lung diseases leading to poor pulmonary aeration, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Abbr.: COPD

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