Attemptstodefineconceptsandthings datebacktothetimeofAristotle,around 2,400yearsago,whenheproposedthata definitionshouldstatetheessentialnature orbeingofsomething(1).However,this abstractconcept(2–4)maynottranslate welltomedicalpractice,whereprecise definitionsareneededtocommunicateto colleaguesandpatientsandtoconduct epidemiological,clinical,translational,and discoveryresearchinthepresenceofnew evidencebroughtaboutbyscientific progress.SinceAristotle’sinitial discussions,thelast24centurieshave witnessedtheappearanceandevolutionof definitionsofmanythingsthatsurround us,includingdiseases(5).Inmedicine, accurateandprecisedefinitions(nosology) andclassificationofdiseases(taxonomy) allowthinking,speaking,andwritingabout observablephenomenainan understandableandunifiedway.

Definition and Nomenclature of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Time for its Revision

Fabbri, Leonardo;Papi, Alberto;
2022

Abstract

Attemptstodefineconceptsandthings datebacktothetimeofAristotle,around 2,400yearsago,whenheproposedthata definitionshouldstatetheessentialnature orbeingofsomething(1).However,this abstractconcept(2–4)maynottranslate welltomedicalpractice,whereprecise definitionsareneededtocommunicateto colleaguesandpatientsandtoconduct epidemiological,clinical,translational,and discoveryresearchinthepresenceofnew evidencebroughtaboutbyscientific progress.SinceAristotle’sinitial discussions,thelast24centurieshave witnessedtheappearanceandevolutionof definitionsofmanythingsthatsurround us,includingdiseases(5).Inmedicine, accurateandprecisedefinitions(nosology) andclassificationofdiseases(taxonomy) allowthinking,speaking,andwritingabout observablephenomenainan understandableandunifiedway.
2022
Celli, Bartolome; Fabbri, Leonardo; Criner, Gerard; Martinez, Fernando J; Mannino, David; Vogelmeier, Claus; Montes de Oca, Maria; Papi, Alberto; Sin, Don D; Han, MeiLan K; Agusti, Alvar
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