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Definition of the noun emphysema

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noun - plural: emphysemas

  1. an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age

Alternative definition of the noun emphysema


  1. [pathology] An abnormal accumulation of air in tissues , especially the lungs. Pulmonary emphysema is a chronic lung disease, characterised by an abnormal increase in the size of the air spaces, resulting in laboured breathing and caused by exposure to toxic chemicals such as tobacco smoke.


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Phrases with Emphysema

  1. Gonomyia Emphysema
  2. pulmonary emphysema
  3. Desmacidon Emphysema
  4. gangrenous emphysema
  5. Melonanchora emphysema
  6. Species Gonomyia Emphysema
  7. Species Desmacidon Emphysema
  8. species Melonanchora emphysema

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Google previewMurray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine (2010)

2-Volume Set by Robert J. Mason, V.Courtney Broaddus, Thomas R Martin, Talmadge E King Jr., Dean Schraufnagel, John F. Murray, Jay A. Nadel

184,185 Panacinar Emphysema The term panacinar emphysema refers to dilation of all of the...

Google previewPulmonary Pathology (2008)

A Volume in Foundations in Diagnostic Pathology Series by Dani S. Zander, Carol F. Farver

Emphysema is a disorder characterized by abnormal permanent enlargement of air spaces distal to the terminal...

Google previewLectures on Pathological Anatomy (1875)

by Sir Samuel Wilks, Walter Moxon

Interstitial or interlobular emphysema is the more rare form, and is due to the escape of air beneath the pleura and into the tissue. It is generally...

The vesicular or ordinary emphysema is an affection which has of late ...

Google previewSurgical Anatomy and Physiology for the Surgical Technologist (2005)

by Kevin Frey, Paul Price

Emphysema is an abnormal, irreversible enlargement of the alveoli due to the destruction of the alveolar walls, resulting in decreased...

A common sign of emphysema is that the patient must work to exhale and make room for inhaled air .

Google previewTextbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine (2009)

by Stephen J. Ettinger, Edward C. Feldman

Emphysema is any lung condition marked by distention and eventual rupture of alveoli with resultant loss of pulmonary...

Google previewDying the Right Way (2010)

A System of Care Giving and Planning for Families by Janice Evans Long, Janice Louise Long

Emphysema is a lung disease in which the lung tissue loses its elasticity and eventually its structure. The smallest alveoli and capillaries supplying the lung tissue collapse and become destroyed over time. The air flow is decreased, air gets ...

Google previewAdvanced Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (2011)

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS),, Rhonda Beck

Emphysema is a degenerative condition characterized by destruction of the alveolar walls related to the destruction of pulmonary surfactant. Surfactant is a substance that lines and lubricates the alveolar walls, allowing them to easily expand ...

Google previewBlueprints Emergency Medicine (2006)

by Jessica Radin Peters, Daniel Egan (MD.)

Emphysema is a condition defined pathologically as dilation of the air space distal to the terminal bronchiole with destruction of the interalveolar septa. Chronic bronchitis refers to the condition of excess mucus production and productive ...

Google previewEmergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured (2013)

by American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Although emphysema is an irreversible condition, its symptoms can be reduced and the disease progression slowed with...

As previously discussed, emphysema is a disease in which the inner walls of the alveoli are progressively destroyed, ...

Google previewMedical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2008 (2008)

11th International Conference, New York, NY, USA, September 6-10, 2008, Proceedings by Dimitris Metaxas

Emphysema is a common chronic respiratory disorder characterized by the destruction of lung tissue. It is a progressive disease where the early stages are characterized by diffuse appearance of small air spaces and later stages exhibit large ...

Google previewDrug Therapy in Nursing (2009)

by Diane S. Aschenbrenner, Samantha J. Venable

Emphysema is an abnormal distention of the lungs with air, characterized by loss or degeneration of elastic...

Google previewMedical Times (1909)

Acute vesicular emphysema is an acute dilatation of the alveoli by strong inspiratory efforts in such affections as...

Interstitial emphysema is the presence of air in the interlobar spaces or beneath the pleural tissue because of rupture of the air ...

Google previewA Reference Handbook of the Medical Sciences Embracing the Entire Range of Scientific and Practical Medicine and Allied Science (1901)

by Albert Henry Buck, Thomas Lathrop Stedman

Emphysema is an extreme] chronic malady. lasting for along period of years. c prognosis is influenced largely by the...

Emphysema is a frequent accompaniment of interstitial nephritis and is in such instances altogether a subordinate feature, ...

Google previewNew York Times The Times of the Sixties (2014)

The Culture, Politics, and Personalities that Shaped the Decade by The New York Times

Emphysema is a disease of increasing incidence. As to coronary artery disease, a frequent cause of heart failure and the leading cause of death in this country, mortality is 70 percent higher for cigarette smokers than for nonsmokers, the report ...

Google previewMetabolic Activation and Toxicity of Chemical Agents to Lung Tissue and Cells (2013)

by T.E. Gram

acute pulmonary edema and interstitial emphysema is an excellent model to study the mechanism of action and sequence of biochemical and pathological events associated with chemically induced lung injury. 3MI causes species-, tissue- ...

Google previewTrauma Intensive Care (2013)

by Samuel A. Tisherman, Raquel M. Forsythe, John A. Kellum

Signs of laryngeal trauma also include pain, ecchymosis across the anterior neck , hoarseness or stridor, although subcutaneous emphysema is the primary clinical sign. Examination of the neck can be limited by temporary cervical spine ...

Google previewThe Anatomical Basis of Dentistry (2009)

by Bernard Liebgott

Emphysema is a possible consequence of long-term smoking. Pneumothorax Pneumothorax is the presence of air in the pleural cavity caused by a puncture through the thoracic wall or a spontaneous rupture through the lung surface. In either ...

Google previewGreen's encyclopedia and dictionary of medicine and surgery (1907)

by John William Ballantyne

Emphysema. See Bronchi, Bronchitis, Acute (Morbid Anatomy, Collapse of Lung and Compensatory Emphysema) ; Bronchitis, Chronic, in Children (Prognosis, Emphysema) ; Chest, Clinical Investigation (Alterations in Size and Shape, ...

Google previewBlack's Veterinary Dictionary (2015)

emphysema and interstitial emphysema. Destructive (vesicular) ...

Google previewConcise Dictionary of Modern Medicine (2010)

by Joseph Segen

of air spaces distal to terminal bronchioles, decreased vital capacity and Increased airway resistance, often with alveolar wall destruction and fibrosis; emphysema commonly is often associated with chronic bronchitis and COPD Mechanisms ...

Google previewThe Eat Right 4 Your Type The complete Blood Type Encyclopedia (2002)

by Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo, Catherine Whitney

□ Breathlessness upon exertion □ Progressive reduction in the ability to exhale About Emphysema The process leading to emphysema is most often triggered by ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Senior Health and Well-being (2003)

by Joseph Kandel, Christine A. Adamec

emphysema Severe degenerative lung disease that is nearly always caused by chronic SMOKING and that affects about 2 million Americans. The risk for developing emphysema increases with age. The CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL ...

Google previewLexicon of Parasites and Diseases in Livestock (2013)

Including Parasites and Diseases of All Farm and Domestic Animals, Free-Living Wild Fauna, Fishes, Honeybee and Silkworm, and Parasites of Products of Animal Origin by Manuel Merino-Rodríguez

та“°› dermitis vesiculosa 598 Emphysema pulmonum alveolare ...

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There is no cure for emphysema, but you can start treating it and have a better quality of life. (Loni Anderson)
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Scrabble value of E1M3P3H4Y4S1E1M3A1

The value of this 9-letter word is 21 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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