TITLE

respiratory failure, chronic

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1886
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "respiratory failure, chronic" is presented. It refers to the chronic incompetence of the respiratory system to balance the function of oxygenating blood and remove carbon dioxide from the lungs. Diseases like asthmatic airway obstruction, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and cystic fibrosis can cause chronic pulmonary insufficiency.
ACCESSION #
21243964

 

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