Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

COPD; Chronic obstructive airways disease; Chronic obstructive lung disease; Chronic bronchitis; Emphysema; Bronchitis - chronic

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a common lung disease. Having COPD makes it hard to breathe. There are two main forms of COPD:Chronic bronchitis, which involves a long-term cough with mucusEmphysema, which involves damage to the lungs over time Most people with COPD have a combination of both conditions.

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  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

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  • Bronchitis

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  • COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)

    COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)

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  • Smoking and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)

    Smoking and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder)

    illustration

  • Nebulizer use - series

    Nebulizer use - series

    Presentation

  • Nebulizer use - series

    Nebulizer use - series

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Review Date: 6/22/2015

Reviewed By: Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. Internal review and update on 07/24/2016 by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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