chronic obstructive lung disease

(COLD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) 1. any disorder characterized by persistent or recurring obstruction of bronchial air flow, such as chronic bronchitis, asthma, or pulmonary emphysema. 2. heaves.

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