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Obstructive Airway Disease

  • Howard N. Weinberg

Abstract

Obstructive airways disease includes two entities that share many common characteristics, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic cough, a prominent symptom of both ailments, is also discussed.

Keywords

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Patient Forced Vital Capacity Chronic Bronchitis Chronic Cough 
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