What Does Emphysematous Mean?


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Emphysematous is related to emphysema. It indicates a situation where there is an accumulation of air in tissues or organs of the body. Thus when there is an abnormal occurrence of air being accumulated in the lungs it is called as being emphysematous. Thus it is any thing related or pertaining to emphysema.

Emphysema refers to a bilateral and diffuse respiratory tract disorder. It affects the lungs and causes an unusual and abnormal increase in the size of airspaces. Emphysematous is the adjective form of emphysema. Therefore the lungs affected by this disease are called as emphysematous. Breathing problems, susceptibility to infections are some of the effects of emphysema.

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