A swelling produced by gas or air diffused in the cellular tissue.
a chronic disease in which the small air sacs in the lungs (the alveoli) become damaged; characterized by difficulty breathing
Disorder in which too much air collects deep in the lungs
emphysan = to inflate; pathological distension of tissues by gas.
A lung disease in which the air sacs are enlarged and damaged, impairing breathing.
Frequently preceded by chronic bronchitis, it is a condition of the lung marked by abnormal dilation of its air spaces and expansion of its walls.
Emphysema is a lung condition marked by an abnormal increase in the size of the air spaces along with the loss of elasticity of the lung tissue. These characteristics result in heavy breathing and an increased susceptibility to infection.
A chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in which the alveoli or small airways are damaged and make breathing more difficult.
Lung disease characterized by the loss of elasticity of the muscles surrounding air sacs.
Chronic lung disease characterised by loss of elasticity of lung tissue and resulting in trapped air in the lung.
a swelling or inflation of air passages due to loss of elasticity in the alveoli
Emphysema in the lungs is severe damage to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs where oxygen is absorbed, and carbon dioxide breathed out. The damage causes breathlessness which is made worse by infections. There is no specific treatment and eventually the patient may become dependent on oxygen given through a mask. It is associated with chronic bronchitis, smoking and advancing age search for Emphysema
A disease that affects the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. As the lungs lose elasticity, similar to an overused rubber band, the affected areas become enlarged.
a chronic pulmonary disease, usually due to smoking, that leads to shortness of breath and blockage of airflow.
A chronic lung disease in which destruction of the alveolar region of the lung takes place. Cigarette smoking is a common cause
An abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age.
A destructive process involving the air spaces (alveoli) of the lungs, which leads to over-inflation of the lung and, when sufficiently advanced, causes breathlessness and lack of oxygenation of blood. See COPD
Destruction of the walls of the alveoli, with resulting enlargement of abnormal air spaces.
abnormal permanent enlargement of the airspaces distal to the terminal bronchioles accompanied by destruction of alveolar septae; major cause is cigarette smoking.
A lung condition where an abnormal accumulation of air takes place in the tiny air sacs, the alveoli. As air continues to collect in these sacs they enlarge and may break or be damaged forming scar. Emphysema is strongly associated with cigarette smoking. Other risk factor for emphysema is repeated infections such as bronchitis.
a chronic pulmonary disease which is characterised by a loss of the elasticity and dilation of the lung tissue leading to permanent and irreversible over inflation of the lungs
A respiratory in human beings characterized by a loss of elasticity in the alveoli or lung sacs.
A disease in the lungs in which the alveoli (tiny air sacs) become damaged, usually due to smoking.
A chronic lung disease in which the alveoli are damaged and trap air.
an irreversible lung condition in which the alveolar walls lose resiliency, resulting in excessively reduced lung capacity. Frequently associated with long term smoking.
a condition in which the walls between the alveoli or air sacs within the lungs lose their ability to stretch and recoil, they then weaken and break
an abnormal increase in the size of the air spaces of the lungs, resulting in labored breathing and increased susceptibility to infection
A lung disease in which tissue deterioration results in increased air retention and reduced exchange of gases. The result is difficult breathing and shortness of breath. Smoking often causes it.
a medical condition in which the air sacs become grossly enlarged causing breathlessness and wheezing.
A condition caused by a breakdown of alveoli walls resulting in shortness of breath and coughing.
is a serious lung disease where the alveoli and the narrow passages leading to these air sacs become permanently swollen air. Emphysema is not caused by smoking. But the smoking burns the tissue in the lungs so that the cells are dying faster than the body is able to replace them with new cells. When cells are dying in a hurry and you're not giving your body enough building materials, you start losing the flexibility in the lungs and they tear. If this happens too often, and you still don't provide the necessary building materials, you start to build a type of scar tissue.
A lung disease in which the elasticity of the lungs is destroyed.
Loss of elastic tissue in lungs resulting in overextension of alveolar spaces.
A Lung condition in which large numbers of Alveoli have been destroyed resulting in much less area for Gas Exchange to take place.
An irreversible chronic lung disease in which the alveoli (small air sacs in the lung) become damaged; smoking is the most common cause of emphysema.
in pulmonary emphysema the air sacs (alveoli) of the lungs are enlarged and damaged, which reduces the surface area for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide.
loss of elasticity of the air sacs in the lungs. It occurs in Marfan Syndrome, even without smoking. Back to the top
chronic pulmonary disease where alveoli of the lungs are dilated
A lung disease in which tissue deterioration results in increased air retention and reduced exchange of gases. The result is difficult breathing and shortness of breath. It is often caused by smoking.
An irreversible, smoking-related disease in which damage of the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in the lung results in air being trapped and a reduced exchange of gases. The result is shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, and difficulty breathing.
A chronic irreversible disease of the lungs
Damage to the air sacks (alveoli) so that the walls break down, making the air sacks bigger. This makes the lungs less able to transfer oxygen to the blood to supply the rest of the body
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Emphysema is a condition in which there is over-inflation of structures in the lungs known as alveoli or air sacs. This over-inflation results from a breakdown of the walls of the alveoli, which causes a decrease in respiratory function (the way the lungs work) and often, breathlessness. Early symptoms of emphysema include shortness of breath and cough.
permanent expansion and destruction of the alveoli (or lung sacs). The alveoli are unable to completely deflate (hyperinflation) and are therefore unable to fill with fresh air to ensure adequate oxygen supply to the body.
Lung disease characterized by shortness of breath, often associated with smoking.
A disease in the lungs, usually due to smoking, in which the alveoli (tiny air sacs) become damaged due to an abnormal accumulation of air.
Increased size of the tiny air spaces (alveoli) of the lung due to destruction of their walls, a condition which interferes with oxygen uptake by the blood.
A condition causing permanent destruction of part of the lungs.
A disease than involves damage to the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs. The air sacs have trouble deflating once filled with air, so they are unable to fill up again with the fresh air needed to supply the body. Cigarette smoking is the most common cause of emphysema.
A chronic lung disease characterized by destruction of portions of the tissues distal to the terminal bronchioles, i.e., those parts containing alveoli that result in reduced numbers of alveoli and enlarged alveolar spaces. An important clinical manifestation is breathlessness on exertion, due to the reduction of alveoli available for gas exchange and collapse of small airways and trapping of alveolar gas on expiration. Air trapping prolongs expiration, increases the residual volume and causes the chest to become enlarged ("barrel chest").
Chronic lung disease characterized by loss of air sacs resulting in a decreased ability to exchange gases; carbon dioxide levels are increased and oxygen levels are decreased, causing rapid breathing and dyspnea.
An abnormal swelling of lung tissue which causes difficulty in breathing.
the destruction, or breakdown, of the walls of the alveoli located at the end of the bronchial tubes. The damaged alveoli are not able to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide between the lungs and the blood. The bronchioles lose their elasticity and collapse during exhalation, trapping air in the lungs. The trapped air keeps fresh air and oxygen from entering the lungs.
Chronic lung disease in which there is permanent destruction of the alveoli.
An abnormal condition of the lungs characterized by destruction of the alveoli, the loss of elasticity, and decreased gas exchange. This condition is one of the conditions included in COPD. The destruction is thought to be caused by the body's own defense mechanisms, such as white blood cells and the digestive enzymes they contain.
one of the conditions included in COPD, emphysema affects the alveoli, making it more difficult to breathe out.
Abnormal permanent enlargement of the airspaces in the lungs accompanied by coughing and difficulty breathing.
1) A lung condition featuring an abnormal accumulation of air in the lung's many tiny air sacs, a tissue called alveoli. As air continues to collect in these sacs, they become enlarged, and may break, or be damaged and form scar tissue. Emphysema is strongly associated with smoking cigarettes, a practice that causes lung irritation. It can also be associated with or worsened by repeated infection of the lungs, such as is seen in chronic bronchitis. The best response to the early warning signs of emphysema is prevention: stop smoking and get immediate treatment for incipient lung infections. Curing established emphysema is not yet possible. Because patients don't have an adequate amount of space in the lungs to breathe, they gasp for breath, and may not be able to obtain enough oxygen. Those with severe emphysema usually end up using an oxygen machine to breathe. In some cases, medication may be helpful to ease symptoms or to treat infection in already-damaged lungs. See the entire definition of Emphysema
a condition in which the alveoli of the lungs are enlarged and damaged, which reduces the lung's surface area, causing breathing difficulties.
Pulmonary emphysema is a disorder affecting the alveoli (tiny air sacs) of the lungs. The transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs takes place in the walls of the alveoli. In emphysema, the alveoli become abnormally inflated, damaging their walls and making it harder to breathe. People who smoke or have chronic bronchitis have an increased risk of emphysema.
this condition develops if the lungs have been damaged. They function less efficiently. The patient's shortness of breath gradually increases. Emphysema often develops from chronic bronchitis.
pathological accumulation of air in the tissues
Lung disease characterized by loss of elasticity of muscles surrounding air sacs. Lungs cannot supply adequate oxygen to body cells for normal function.
the small air sacs become damaged, resulting in breathing difficulties.
The loss of elasticity or the destruction of lung tissue. Lungs are unable to fully contract causing air to be left in the lungs.
Degenerative disease of the lungs where the air sacs become enlarged
Lung disease in which small air sacs and adjacent small airways are destroyed, decreasing the surface area available for gas exchange; most commonly caused by cigarette smoking.
Lung destruction caused mainly by smoking.
Lung disease where the alveoli (parts of the lungs where gas is exchanged) have lost their elasticity. Breathing becomes increasingly difficult, and emphysema patients have to use other muscles to breathe out. The main cause of emphysema is smoking.
a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease characterized by dilation and destruction of alveoli leading to large air spaces, decreased elastic recoil and air trapping. Emphysema is one of two conditions which present as a singular disease called COPD; the other is chronic bronchitis.
Abnormal distension of an organ or a part of the body with air or other gas, especially pulmonary emphysema which causes severe restriction of respiratory function
Emphysema is a pulmonary disorder involving over-distention and destruction of the air spaces in the lungs.
A type of lung disease in which the air sacks (alveoli) in the lungs become permanently damaged, making breathing difficult.
An incurable, smoking-related disease, in which the air sacs at the end of the lung's bronchi become weak and inefficient. People with emphysema often first notice shortness of breath, repeated wheezing and coughing that brings up phlegm.
The loss of elasticity in the lungs that results in an inability to exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide and other gases.
A condition in which the substance of the lung is destroyed, resulting in large, less stiff, poorly functioning lungs.
Emphysema is a condition of the lung characterized by abnormal enlargement of air sacs.
a lung disease characterized by rapid, shallow breathing and deterioration of the lungs. Emphysema is usually caused by long-term smoking.
A condition of the lung that causes irreversible damage by weakening and destroying the air sacs within the lungs. As a result, elasticity of the lung tissue is lost, causing airways to collapse and obstruction of airflow to occur.
A chronic disease of the lungs that makes breathing difficult.
A condition where the lungs are unable to perform properly, causing shortness of breath.
Sustained distension of pulmonary alveoli owing to partial obstruction of small airways.
a progressive degeneration of the lung alveoli, causing breathing and oxygen assimilation to become more and more difficult
serious disease of the lungs, often caused by smoking