hyaline membrane disease
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hyaline membrane disease:see infant respiratory distress syndromeinfant respiratory distress syndrome
(IRDS) or hyaline membrane disease
, respiratory distress syndrome of newborns, most common in infants born prematurely or by cesarean section or having a diabetic mother.
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hyaline membrane disease[′hī·ə·lən ′mem‚brān di‚zēz]
A disease occurring during the first few days of neonatal life, characterized by respiratory distress due to formation of a hyalinelike membrane within the alveoli.
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