• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Mucus: A kind of slimy, protective secretion from the inner linings of the organs of the body.
  • Exacerbation: An increase in the severity of disease.
  • Pathological: Any deviation from a healthy or normal condition.
  • Immune System: The system of organs and processes of the body that provide resistance to and protection from infection and toxins. Organs include thymus, bone marrow, and lymph nodes.
  • Eczema: This is a type of allergic skin disease consisting of itching, redness and raised eruptions.
  • Bronchodilator: Drugs which dilate the air passages or bronchial tubes.