|Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
|Synonyms||chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), chronic obstructive airwey disease (COAD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, pulmonary emphysema, ithers|
|Gross pathology o a buff shawin centrilobular-teep emphysema chairactereestic o smokin. This close-up o the fixed, cut buff surface shaws multiple cavities filled wi hivy black carbon deposits.|
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|Patient UK||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease|
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a teep o obstructive buff disease chairacterised bi lang-term puir airflow. The main symptoms include shortness o breath an coch wi sputum production. COPD is a progressive disease, meanin it teepically worsens ower time. Eventually everyday activities, such as walkin up stairs, acome difficult. Chronic bronchitis an emphysema are aulder terms uised for different teeps o COPD. The term "chronic bronchitis" is still uised tae define a productive coch that is present for at least three month each year for twa years.
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