Lung hyperinflation or pulmonary hyperinflation occurs when air is, essentially, trapped in the lungs, resulting in overinflation and extension of the organ. The disorders that cause the symptom are characterized by inadequate exhalation; in other words, the body's inability to remove air from the lungs efficiently.
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