respiratory distress syndrome of newborn
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respiratory distress syndrome of newborn[′res·prə‚tȯr·ē di′stres ‚sin‚drōm əv ′nü‚bȯrn]
A disease occurring during the first days of life, characterized by respiratory distress and cyanosis; a hyaline membrane lines the alveoli when the disease persists for more than several hours. Abbreviated RDS.
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