Comments of Complex Chronic Disease Taxonomy

1.1.3. Chronic Obstructive Pulmunary Disease (COPD) and Asthma

MeSH:Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ( 

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

MeSH:Asthma (

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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