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Medical Term:

aspiration pneumonia


Definition: bronchopneumonia resulting from the inhalation of foreign material, usually food particles or vomit, into the bronchi; pneumonia developing secondary to the presence in the airways of fluid, blood, saliva, or gastric contents.

Synonym(s): deglutition pneumonia

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