GlossaryPulmonary: Pertaining to the lungs
Pulmonary edema: Excess fluid in the lungs
ACE inhibitors: Drugs used to lower the blood pressure and reduce the strain on the heart
Cytotoxic: Drugs Harmful to Cells
Emphysema: Pulmonary emphysema is a disorder affecting the alveoli (tiny air sacs) of the lungs. The transfer of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs takes place in the walls of the alveoli. In emphysema, the alveoli become abnormally inflated, damaging their walls and making it harder to breathe. People who smoke or have chronic bronchitis have an increased risk of emphysema
Edema: The accumulation of fluid in part of the body
Pneumonia: An inflammatory infection that occurs in the lung
Pleural effusion: An abnormal collection of fluid between the thin layers of tissue (pleura) lining the lung and the wall of the chest cavity
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