Definition of Respiratory distress syndrome
1. Noun. An acute lung disease of the newborn (especially the premature newborn); lungs cannot expand because of a wetting agent is lacking; characterized by rapid shallow breathing and cyanosis and the formation of a glassy hyaline membrane over the alveoli.
Generic synonyms: Respiratory Disease, Respiratory Disorder, Respiratory Illness
Medical Definition of Respiratory distress syndrome
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Literary usage of Respiratory distress syndrome
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1. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Acute lung injury represents a wide spectrum of pathologic processes, the most severe end of the spectrum being the acute respiratory distress syndrome ..."
2. Deaths: Final Data for 1997 edited by Donna L. Hoyert, Kenneth D. Kochanek, Sherry L. Murphy (2002)
"... birthweight (765) 3.925 Sudden infant death syndrome (798.0) 2991 Respiratory distress syndrome (769) 1301 Newborn affected by maternal complications of ..."
3. Approved Drug Products with Therapeutic Equivalence Evaluationsedited by Barry Leonard edited by Barry Leonard (1999)
"Treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome in adults. Treatment of respiratory distress syndrome in premature infants. ..."
4. Healthy People 2000: National Health Promotion & Disease Prevention by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"respiratory distress syndrome occurs primarily in premature babies whose ... Therefore, risk factors for respiratory distress syndrome include those for ..."