obstructive airway disease


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obstructive airway disease

A general term for any condition in which the movement of normal quantities of oxygen from the atmosphere to the blood is prejudiced. The term ‘chronic obstructive airway disease’ (COAD) is usually limited to chronic BRONCHITIS and EMPHYSEMA.
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