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Pulmonary Fibrosis

"Pulmonary Fibrosis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

MeSH information
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.

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Pulmonary Fibrosis" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Pulmonary Fibrosis" was a major or minor topic of these publication.