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adult respiratory distress syndrome

 

Definition: acute lung injury from a variety of causes, characterized by interstitial or alveolar edema and hemorrhage as well as perivascular pulmonary edema associated with hyaline membrane formation, proliferation of collagen fibers, and swollen epithelium with increased pinocytosis.

Synonym(s): acute respiratory distress syndrome, diffuse alveolar damage, wet lung2, white lung

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