Definition of respiratory distress syndrome in English:

respiratory distress syndrome

noun

  • 1

    another term for "acute respiratory distress syndrome"

    ‘Other findings may include skin ulcers, sore throat, pleural effusions, pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, and pericarditis.’
    • ‘This cascade of events may lead to primary graft dysfunction, which represents a spectrum of injury ranging from mild pulmonary edema to a clinical picture similar to the acute respiratory distress syndrome.’
    • ‘However, pulmonary complications can be significant and include effusion, empyema, pneumothorax, and respiratory distress syndrome.’
    • ‘Absorption through the lungs as a result of breathing aerosolised ricin leads to serious lung damage, including pulmonary oedema, pneumonia, and adult respiratory distress syndrome.’
    • ‘Trauma is another cause of the acute respiratory distress syndrome, and traumatic brain injury causes neurogenic pulmonary edema.’
  • 2

    another term for hyaline membrane disease

Pronunciation

respiratory distress syndrome

/ˈresp(ə)rəˌtôrē/ /ˈrɛsp(ə)rəˌtɔri/ /rəˈspīrəˌtôrē dəˈstres ˈsinˌdrōm/ /rəˈspaɪrəˌtɔri dəˈstrɛs ˈsɪnˌdroʊm/