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What is neonatal respiratory distress syndrome?

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Dr. Craig Armstrong
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In brief: Premature lung

Prematures lack surfactant which is essential to keep alveoli expanded.
This results in gradual collapse of more and more alveoli, (atelectasis) making it more difficult to oxygenate the blood. This becomes hyaline membrane disease or neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.

In brief: Premature lung

Prematures lack surfactant which is essential to keep alveoli expanded.
This results in gradual collapse of more and more alveoli, (atelectasis) making it more difficult to oxygenate the blood. This becomes hyaline membrane disease or neonatal respiratory distress syndrome.
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