Definitions for "Hyaline membrane disease"
or respiratory distress syndrome, one of the most frequent causes of death in infants, as a form of atelectasis.
Hyaline Membrane Disease is a respiratory disease that occurs in newborns (usually premature).
a disease of newborn infants, especially those who are premature, in which insufficient amounts of surfactant are produced and breathing is labored; also called respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) of the newborn