Comments of Complex Chronic Disease Taxonomy

1.1.3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmunary Disease (COPD) and Asthma

MeSH:Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez 

 A disease of chronic diffuse irreversible airflow obstruction. Subcategories of COPD include CHRONIC BRONCHITIS and PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA

MeSH:Asthma (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=mesh&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=68001249&ordinalpos=1&itool=EntrezSystem2.PEntrez.Mesh.Mesh_ResultsPanel.Mesh_RVDocSum)

A form of bronchial disorder associated with airway obstruction, marked by recurrent attacks of paroxysmal dyspnea, with wheezing due to spasmodic contraction of the bronchi. 

 

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