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Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

Definition of the noun adult respiratory distress syndrome

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  1. acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Imaging (2008)

by Albert L. Baert

Adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is defined by an inhomogeneous distribution of ventilation and perfu- sion followed by low oxygenation [ oxygenation index (PaO2/FiO2) <200 mmHg] without cardiac dysfunction ( pulmonary capillary ...

Google previewConcise Medical Dictionary (2015)

by Elizabeth Martin

See adult respiratory distress syndrome, airway obstruction, dyspnoea, respiratory distress syndrome, stridor. respiratory distress syndrome (hyaline membrane disease) the condition of a newborn infant in which the lungs are imperfectly ...

Google previewDorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms and Abbreviations (2015)

by Dorland

adult respiratory distress syndrome ARE active-resistive exercises; AIDS- related encephalitis; antioxidant response element AREDS Age-Related Eye Disease Study AREDYLD acrorenal field defect, ectodermal dysplasia, lipoatrophic ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nursing (2008)

by Elizabeth Martin, Tanya McFerran


Google previewEncyclopaedic Dictionary of Biology (2003)

by S. Choudhary

adult respiratory distress syndrome aerenchymous tissue as carbon or polymers. Generally, the preferred method of doing this is to circulate the fermenting broth through the adsorbent substrate, because the fermentation products are often ...

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Acronyms, Initialisms, Abbreviations and Symbols (2003)

by Fioretta. Benedetto Mattia

ARDS Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome. For further details see under: ARD ( Acute Respiratory Disease). ARDSNET Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Network. ARE Acoustic Radiation Element. ARE Advanced Real-Time Executive.

Google previewDictionary of Abbreviations in Medical Sciences (2012)

With a list of the most important medical and scientific journals and their traditional abbreviations by Rolf Heister

(also for: adult respiratory distress syndrome) ARE (pharm) amount (of substance) to be excreted ARES antireticuloendothelial serum (= ACS , RAS, ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Virology (2009)

by Brian W.J. Mahy

adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) See acute respiratory distress syndrome. adult T-cell leukemia virus See human T lymphotropic virus 1. adventitious ...

Google previewBailliere's Midwives' Dictionary (2012)

by Denise Tiran

adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) See respiratory distress syndrome.

Google previewBlackie’s Dictionary of Biology (2000)

by Blackie

Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) These are the roots that grow from any part of the plant body other than the radical; they may develop from the base of the stem, replacing the primary root or from any node or internode of the stem ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

adrenogenital syndrome adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) adrenogenital syndrome. See adrenal virilism. adrenoleucodystrophy (ALD), a rare hereditary childhood metabolic disease that is transmitted as a recessive sex -linked trait ...

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