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emphysema


The humid climate is not good for her emphysema.
  decreased respiratory function that occurs when the tiny air sacs in the lungs are damaged usually from long-term smoking
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  • The humid climate is not good for her emphysema.
  • I heard that her mom died of lung cancer or emphysema or something.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • The piece says she died after a lengthy battle with emphysema but makes no mention of a surviving spouse or children.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Not Scott, who had a family history of emphysema.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank

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  • At the time of the interview, forty or fifty years later, she was dying of emphysema.
    Margaret Atwood  --  The Handmaid’s Tale
  • It was a fine city in which to develop emphysema or lung cancer, and it was a hated city.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • She had diabetes and, as a lifelong smoker, the beginnings of emphysema, though again, neither of these conditions seemed life-threatening at present, and neither adequately explained what had happened.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Nights in Rodanthe
  • Her father had already retired and had early-stage emphysema.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Tad began to gasp again — a harsh, rattling sound, like the breathing of an old man with emphysema.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • He thought that perhaps this was her way of breathing, or that she had emphysema or belonged to a Hindu cult.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War

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  • He had health problems from emphysema and a childhood bout with polio, but I had never anticipated him actually dying.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
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Associated words [difficulty]:   emphysema [8] , pneumonia [1] , TB [2] , asthma [2] , influenza [2] , malaria [2] , smallpox [2] , cholera [3] , diabetes [3] , measles [3] , polio [3] , typhoid [3] , ALS [4] , anemic [4] , sepsis [4] , yellow fever [4] , anemia [5] , lupus [5] , diphtheria [6] , hernia [6] , leprosy [6] , meningitis [6] , anthrax [7] , cerebral palsy [7] , encephalitis [7] , multiple sclerosis [7] , varicose veins [7] , Addison’s disease [8] , Lyme disease [8] , dengue fever [8] , hemorrhagic fever [8] , hypertension [8] , osteoporosis [8] , psoriasis [8] , Parkinson’s disease [9] , autoimmune disease [9] , carpal tunnel syndrome [9] , myasthenia gravis [9] , type 1 diabetes [9] , type 2 diabetes [9]
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