emphysema

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Synonyms for emphysema

an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function

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They thought I was this emphysemic old goat who'd only make it half-way round and they'd have to call an ambulance, but I was fine.
Some are striving to maintain an over-mature, emphysemic forest which has little capacity to regenerate CO-2 into oxygen when what we need is energetic, new-growth forest.
Photo: Emphysemic Patsy Ruff, severely handicapped and using oxygen 24 hours a day, holds the 1985 issue of the Post that gave her hope for two new lungs.
Sherwin has found through autopsies of pulmonary tissues of accident victims that 15 to 25 year old residents have lungs that resemble those of 40 year old emphysemics.