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lung disease

Pulmonary disease Pulmonology Any condition causing or indicating impaired lung function Types of LD Obstructive lung disease–↓ in air flow caused by a narrowing or blockage of airways–eg, asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis; restrictive lung disease–↓ amount of air inhaled, due to ↓ in elasticity or amount of lung tissue; infections. See Asbestosis, Aspergillosis, Atelectasis, Eosinophilic pneumonia, Lung cancer, Metastatic lung cancer, Necrotizing pneumonia, Pleural effusion, Pneumoconiosis, Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia, Pneumonia, Pneumothorax, Pulmonary actinomycosis, Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis, Pulmonary anthrax, Pulmonary arteriovenous malformation, Pulmonary edema, Pulmonary embolus, Pulmonary hypertension, Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease, Rheumatoid lung disease, Tuberculosis.

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Q. (COPD)chronic obstructive pulmonary disease the main causes of?

A. Mainly smoking, although ambient air pollution and industrial exposure to dust have also been implicated as causes.

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