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- 1. adult respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, wet lung, white lung, respiratory disease, respiratory illness, respiratory disorder
- usage: 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 vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.
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See also: ards (Dictionary)