American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- abbr. chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- n. medicine Initialism of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
“In the U. S, the term COPD includes both emphysema and chronic bronchitis.”
“In the United States, the term COPD includes two main conditions - emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis.”
“We are encouraged that people are becoming more aware of the term COPD," said Elizabeth G. Nabel, M.D., director, NHLBI.”
“COPD is the medical term used to describe diseased lungs and narrowed airways, a condition that can be fatal, says the CBC, quoting Dr Wan Tan from a report published yesterday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.”
“COPD is a term used for a number of conditions, and results from chronic bronchitis and emphysema, two inflammatory lung diseases.”
“Most people under the umbrella term COPD have emphysema or chronic bronchitis, or both.”
“I immediately said, no, your COPD is a disability!”
“It's normal to need to catch your breath if you're walking briskly, but if you have trouble just getting up the stairs or taking a stroll around the block, it may be a sign of a larger problem known as COPD.”
“Emphysema and chronic obstructive bronchitis are the two major forms of COPD, which is a leading cause of death among U.S.”
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