respiratory distress syndromemedical dictionary


A condition of the newborn marked by dyspnoea with cyanosis, heralded by such prodromal signs as dilatation of the alae nasi, expiratory grunt, and retraction of the suprasternal notch or costal margins, mostly frequently occurring in premature infants, children of diabetic mothers, and infants delivered by cesarean section, and sometimes with no apparent predisposing cause.

(12 Dec 1998)

respiratory distress syndrome, adultmedical dictionary

A syndrome of life-threatening progressive pulmonary insufficiency in the absence of known pulmonary disease, usually following a systemic insult such as surgery or major trauma.

(12 Dec 1998)

respiratory distress syndrome of the newbornmedical dictionary