pseudohyperinflation

pseudohyperinflation

Pulmonology A finding that simulates hyperinflation of the lungs, descibed as typical of ankylosing spondylitis, in which there is ↑ residual volume and functional residual capacity and ↓ vital capacity and total lung capacity. Cf Hyperinflation.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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