hyaline membrane disease definition

  • noun:
    • See breathing distress syndrome.
    • baby breathing distress syndrome
    • an acute lung condition of the newborn (especially the premature newborn); lungs cannot expand as a result of a wetting representative is lacking; characterized by rapid shallow respiration and cyanosis and the formation of a glassy hyaline membrane layer throughout the alveoli

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