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.




Medical Definition of Respiratory distress syndrome

1. A condition of the newborn marked by dyspnea with cyanosis, heralded by such prodromal signs as dilatation of the alae nasi, expiratory grunt, and retraction of the suprasternal notch or costal margins, mostly frequently occurring in premature infants, children of diabetic mothers, and infants delivered by cesarean section, and sometimes with no apparent predisposing cause. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Respiratory Distress Syndrome

respiratory arrhythmia
respiratory ataxia
respiratory bronchioles
respiratory burst
respiratory capacity
respiratory care unit
respiratory center
respiratory centre
respiratory chain
respiratory circulation
respiratory coefficient
respiratory dead space
respiratory disease
respiratory disorder
respiratory distress
respiratory distress syndrome (current term)
respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn
respiratory enteric orphan virus
respiratory enzyme
respiratory enzyme complexes
respiratory epithelium
respiratory exchange ratio
respiratory failure
respiratory frequency
respiratory function tests
respiratory hypersensitivity
respiratory illness
respiratory infection
respiratory inhibitor
respiratory insufficiency

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 ..."

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