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Pulmonary Emphysema

"Pulmonary Emphysema" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Enlargement of air spaces distal to the TERMINAL BRONCHIOLES where gas-exchange normally takes place. This is usually due to destruction of the alveolar wall. Pulmonary emphysema can be classified by the location and distribution of the lesions.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pulmonary Emphysema" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Pulmonary Emphysema" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 232 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 22 publications in 2015
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.