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Noun: aspiration pneumonia  ,as-pu'rey-shun nû'mown-yu
  1. Inflammation of the lungs caused by inhaling or choking on vomitus; may occur during unconsciousness (anaesthesia or drunkenness or seizure or cardiac arrest)

Derived forms: aspiration pneumonias

Type of: bronchial pneumonia, bronchopneumonia

Encyclopedia: Aspiration pneumonia