emphysema

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  • noun

Synonyms for emphysema

an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function

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Restrictive lung disease: Restrictive lung disease is characterized by fixed or diminished lung volumes and vital capacities (in contrast to obstructive lung disorders, where airway size is decreased--by emphesema, bronchospasm, or excess mucus--limiting the ability to exhale).
Such markers have also been found for genes that may "predispose individuals to some forms of cancer, emphesema, juvenile diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cleft palate, heart disease and mental illness" (p.