What does RDS mean in Physiology?

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Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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What does RDS mean?

respiratory distress syndrome, respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn, hyaline membrane disease(noun)
an acute lung disease of the newborn (especially the premature newborn); lungs cannot expand because of a wetting agent is lacking; characterized by rapid shallow breathing and cyanosis and the formation of a glassy hyaline membrane over the alveoli

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