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emphysema

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A subcategory of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It occurs in people who smoke and suffer from chronic bronchitis. It is characterized by inflation of the alveoli, alveolar wall damage, and reduction in the number of alveoli, resulting in difficulty breathing.

Synonyms: EMPHYSEMA, PULMONARY, Pulmonary Emphysema

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SNOMEDCT definition citation

SNOMEDCT:49158009

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EMPHYSEMA, PULMONARY[accessedResource: NCIt:C3348][accessDate: 05-04-2011], A subcategory of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It occurs in people who smoke and suffer from chronic bronchitis. It is characterized by inflation of the alveoli, alveolar wall damage, and reduction in the number of alveoli, resulting in difficulty breathing.[accessedResource: NCIt:C3348][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Pulmonary Emphysema[accessedResource: NCIt:C3348][accessDate: 05-04-2011]

gwas trait

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term editor

James Malone

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