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CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE COPD Juliana Tambellini University of Pittsburgh
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COPD C hronic  O bstructive  P ulmonary  D isease A progressive disease that affects the  lungs, making it difficult to breathe
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COPD: AN UMBRELLA TERM Umbrella term used to describe progressive lung  diseases which include Emphysema Chronic bronchitis Refractory (irreversible) asthma Severe bronchiectasis
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OTHER NAMES FOR COPD C hronic  O bstructive Lung Disease (COLD) Chronic Lower Respiratory Disease  (CLRD)
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COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a lung  ailment that is characterized by a persistent blockage of  airflow from the lungs.  It is an under-diagnosed, life-threatening lung disease  that interferes with normal breathing and is not fully  reversible. 
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UNDERSTANDING COPD Critical to first understand normal lung function Image courtesy of The National Institute of health 
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LUNG STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION “Biological Science Freeman”, 2010
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LUNGS WITH COPD Image courtesy of The National Institute of health 
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