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Respiratory conditions in Wikipedia

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Diseases of the mamalian Respiratory system are classified physiologically into obstructive (i.e. conditions which impede the rate of flow into and out of the lungs) and restrictive (i.e. conditions which cause a reduction in the functional volume of the lungs).

Anatomically, respiratory disease can be classified into upper and lower respiratory tract (most commonly used in the context of infectious respiratory disease), parenchymal and vascular lung disease.

Obstructive lung disease

Restrictive lung diseases

Infectious lung disease

Vascular lung disease

Respiratory tumors

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