RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME

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Respiratory disorder occurring in newborn infants wherein the lungs fail to inflate properly because of a lack of natural surfactant which protects alveoli from collapse. Also known as: hyaline membrane disease.

RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME: "Respiratory distress syndrome is most common in premature infants."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/respiratory-distress-syndrome/ (accessed November 27, 2021).

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