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Pulmonary Fibrosis

A process in which normal lung tissues are progressively replaced by FIBROBLASTS and COLLAGEN causing an irreversible loss of the ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream via PULMONARY ALVEOLI. Patients show progressive DYSPNEA finally resulting in death.

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Tree Number(s): C08.381.765

MeSH Unique ID: D011658

Entry Terms:

  • Pulmonary Fibroses
  • Fibroses, Pulmonary
  • Fibrosis, Pulmonary
  • Alveolitis, Fibrosing
  • Alveolitides, Fibrosing
  • Fibrosing Alveolitides
  • Fibrosing Alveolitis
  • Hamman-Rich Syndrome
  • Hamman Rich Syndrome
  • Syndrome, Hamman-Rich

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