Hyaline Membrane Disease

(HMD) or RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME (RDS). A breathing problem in which the lungs have difficulty holding in air.
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Hyaline membrane disease

Hyaline membrane disease: A respiratory disease of the newborn, especially the premature infant, in which a membrane composed of proteins and dead cells lines the alveoli (the tiny air sacs in the lung), making gas exchange difficult or impossible. The word 'hyaline' comes from the Greek word 'hyalos' meaning 'glass or transparent stone such as cry
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hyaline membrane disease

<disease> A respiratory disease of the newborn. Often associated with prematurity or maternal diabetes. ... This disorder is characterised by a lack of pulmonary surfactant, a substance which increases pulmonary compliance and prevents collapse of the pulmonary air sacs. ... (27 Sep 1997) ... ...
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hyaline membrane disease

a disorder usually seen in premature babies, characterized by formation of a hyalinlike membrane lining the terminal respiratory passages. Babies with this disease do not secrete enough surfactant in the alveoli of their lungs; surfactant normally should decrease the surface tension of the fluids lining the alveoli and bronchio...
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Hyaline Membrane Disease

A respiratory disease of the newborn, that commonly affects premature infants. The illness is caused by a deficiency of surfactant in the lungs, which keeps the air sacs open. When there is not enough surfactant, the air sacs collapse with each breath, casuing the baby to have difficulty breathing. The condition typically worsens over the first ...
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hyaline membrane disease

hyaline membrane disease: see infant respiratory distress syndrome.
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hyaline membrane disease

A disease affecting premature infants who lack pulmonary surfactant, it is characterized by collapse of the alveoli (atelectasis) and pulmonary edema; also called respiratory distress syndrome.
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hyaline membrane disease

A disease affecting premature infants who lack pulmonary surfactant, it is characterized by collapse of the alveoli (atelectasis) and pulmonary edema; also called respiratory distress syndrome.
Found on http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/abio/glossary.mhtml
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