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Noun: wet lung
  1. Acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapours, ammonia or chlorine etc.
    - adult respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, white lung, acute respiratory distress syndrome

Derived forms: wet lungs

Type of: respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness

Encyclopedia: Wet lung