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Acta Médica Costarricense

On-line version ISSN 0001-6002Print version ISSN 0001-6012


RODRIGUEZ-MADRIGAL, Alexis  and  OGUILVE-MENDEZ, Miguel Angel. Tabacosis, a change in therminology for an increase in consciousness. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2011, vol.53, n.2, pp.99-101. ISSN 0001-6002.

In the absence of categorical definition of the Real Spanish Academy, we have to Lung Disease Obstructive Disease (COPD) is a preventable and treatable, with extra-pulmonary systemic disease, where pulmonary component is characterized by flow limitation Air that is not fully reversible and is progressive.1 This is probably one of the medical definitions with greater number of positions and interests and is found which is undoubtedly and unfortunately, COPD stands outside the medical community have no greater significance because find large numbers of patients daily carriers of this disease that have no real notion of suffering, doubt that many costs are clarified by the physician because of the cumbersome of its meaning, variety of symptoms and it causes many diseases. These vicissitudes in terms of causal pathology COPD, are what have become the “box “ where placed various lung diseases that have no origin specifically, whether present or not airflow obstruction air, besides these problems of terminology, make it difficult to carry out literature searches by poor reception given to this término.

Keywords : EPOC; tabacosis.

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