Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

A group of chronic disorders that restrict flow of air into and out of the lungs. Disorder examples include asthma, bronchitis, and emphysema.

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  • Chronic disease A disease or condition that lasts over a long period of time and typically cannot be cured, often associated with a disability.
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