Emphysema

A chronic lung condition in which the air sacs in the lungs become overstretched, causing a breakdown of their walls and resulting in decreased resiratory function.

More Common Terms

  • Foley Catheter A tube inserted into the bladder in order to drain urine.
  • Area Agency on Aging (AAA) A local agency that administers government funded programs for older adults.
  • Osteoporosis A bone and joint condition where bones become extremely brittle. Symptoms include, stooped posture, decrease in height and broken bones.

» View All