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- n. See respiratory distress syndrome.
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- n. infant respiratory distress syndrome
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- n. an acute lung disease of the newborn (especially the premature newborn); lungs cannot expand because of a wetting agent is lacking; characterized by rapid shallow breathing and cyanosis and the formation of a glassy hyaline membrane over the alveoli
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