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  1. adult respiratory distress syndrome acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales
  2. respiratory distress syndrome an acute lung disease of the newborn
  3. Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome syndrome associated with bacterial meningitis
  4. respiratory distress syndrome of the newborn an acute lung disease of the newborn
  5. respiratory disorder a disease affecting the respiratory system
  6. severe acute respiratory syndrome a respiratory disease of unknown etiology that apparently originated in mainland China in 2003; characterized by fever and coughing or difficulty breathing or hypoxia; can be fatal
  7. Adams-Stokes syndrome recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
  8. respiratory system the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing
  9. lower respiratory tract smear any of several cytologic smears obtained from different parts of the lower respiratory tract; used for cytologic study of cancer and other diseases of the lungs
  10. Asperger's syndrome a psychiatric disorder usually noted during early school years; characterized by impaired social relations and by repetitive patterns of behavior
  11. restless legs syndrome feeling of uneasiness and restlessness in the legs after going to bed (sometimes causing insomnia); may be relieved temporarily by walking or moving the legs
  12. respiratory disease a disease affecting the respiratory system
  13. Gilles de la Tourette syndrome neurological disorder characterized by facial grimaces and tics and movements of the upper body and grunts and shouts and coprolalia
  14. acquired immune deficiency syndrome a serious (often fatal) disease of the immune system transmitted through blood products especially by sexual contact or contaminated needles
  15. Stokes-Adams syndrome recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
  16. respiratory center the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles
  17. premenstrual syndrome a syndrome that occurs in many women from 2 to 14 days before the onset of menstruation
  18. acute organic brain syndrome any disorder (as sudden confusion or disorientation) in an otherwise normal person that is due to reversible (temporary) impairment of brain tissues (as by head injuries or drugs or infection)
  19. thoracic outlet syndrome tingling sensations in the fingers
  20. upper respiratory tract the nose and throat and trachea