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What is the simplest definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (copd)?

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Dr Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: COPD...

COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing.
The disease is incurable but there are treatments available so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The most important treatment is smoking cessation since smoking is the main etiology of this disease.

In brief: COPD...

COPD is a disease characterized by the presence of chronic, irreversible airway obstruction as measured by pulmonary function testing.
The disease is incurable but there are treatments available so see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The most important treatment is smoking cessation since smoking is the main etiology of this disease.
Dr Sue Ferranti
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Dr Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: COPD

A disease characterized by airflow obstruction that is not completely reversible as a consequence of tobacco use or exposure to particulate airborne matter.

In brief: COPD

A disease characterized by airflow obstruction that is not completely reversible as a consequence of tobacco use or exposure to particulate airborne matter.
Dr Dennis Clifford
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