hyaline membrane disease of the newborn


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Related to hyaline membrane disease of the newborn: Infant respiratory distress syndrome

hy·a·line mem·brane dis·ease of the new·born

a disease seen especially in premature neonates with respiratory distress; characterized postmortem by atelectasis and alveolar ducts lined by an eosinophilic membrane; also associated with reduced amounts of lung surfactant.
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