Definition of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in English :

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome meaning in English

Meaning of Respiratory Distress Syndrome in English

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome pronunciation in English

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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Noun

1. hyaline membrane disease, respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn

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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Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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noun
a life-threatening respiratory condition in which trauma to the lungs leads to inflammation, rapid accumulation of fluid in the alveoli, a decrease in the amount of oxygen in the blood, and respiratory distress

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome

see synonyms of respiratory distress syndrome
n. Abbr. RDS
A respiratory disease of newborn infants, especially premature infants, characterized by reduced amounts of lung surfactant, cyanosis, the formation of a glassy membrane over the alveoli of the lungs, and pulmonary collapse. Also called hyaline membrane disease.

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