Introduction: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease


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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Severe obstruction of bronchial air flow typically from bronchitis and/or emphysema.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also called chronic obstructive lung disease, is a term that is used for two closely related diseases of the respiratory system: chronic bronchitis and emphysema. In many patients these diseases occur together, although there may be more symptoms of one than the other. Most patients with these diseases have a long history of heavy cigarette smoking. 1

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Footnotes:
1. excerpt from What is COPD: NHLBI

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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