adult respiratory distress syndrome
(= acute respiratory distress syndrome; ARDS)

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • adult respiratory distress syndrome — n respiratory failure in adults or children that results from diffuse injury to the endothelium of the lung (as in sepsis, chest trauma, massive blood transfusion, aspiration of the gastric contents, or pneumonia) and is characterized by… …   Medical dictionary

  • Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 J80 Atemnotsyndrom des Erwachsenen [ARDS] …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • adult respiratory distress syndrome — noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • adult respiratory distress syndrome — Pathol. See respiratory distress syndrome (def. 2). Abbr.: ARDS * * * …   Universalium

  • adult respiratory distress syndrome — (ARDS) a form of acute respiratory failure that occurs after a precipitating event, such as trauma, aspiration, or inhalation of a toxic substance; it is particularly associated with septic shock. Lung injury is characterized by reduced oxygen in …   Medical dictionary

  • adult respiratory distress syndrome — ARDS a form of acute respiratory failure that occurs after a precipitating event, such as trauma, aspiration, or inhalation of a toxic substance; it is particularly associated with septic shock. Lung injury is characterized by reduced oxygen in… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • respiratory distress syndrome — n a respiratory disorder that occurs in newborn premature infants and is characterized by deficiency of the surfactant coating the inner surface of the lungs, by failure of the lungs to expand and contract properly during breathing with resulting …   Medical dictionary

  • Respiratory distress syndrome — There are two forms of respiratory distress syndrome: * ARDS, which is acute (or adult ) respiratory distress syndrome * Infant respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), which is a complication of premature birth, also known as hyaline membrane… …   Wikipedia

  • respiratory distress syndrome — Pathol. 1. Also called hyaline membrane disease. an acute lung disease of the newborn, occurring primarily in premature babies and babies born to ill mothers, characterized by rapid breathing, flaring of the nostrils, inelastic lungs, edema of… …   Universalium

  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 J80 Atemnotsyndrom des Erwachsenen [ARDS] …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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