Definition of Adult respiratory distress syndrome

1. Noun. 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..

Medical Definition of Adult respiratory distress syndrome

1. A clinical syndrome that includes pulmonary insufficiency. It is a descriptive term that is applied to a variety of diffuse infiltrative processes in the lung. Manifestations include severe shortness of breath, rapid breathing and arterial hypoxaemia (low oxygen). Chest X-ray shows bilateral diffuse infiltrates. Treatment most often includes mechanical respiratory support. Causes include toxic gas (chlorine, NO2, smoke) exposure, severe metabolic derangement, gastric acid aspiration, pancreatitis, sepsis and trauma. Acronym: ARDS (12 Jul 2000)

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Literary usage of Adult respiratory distress syndrome

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1. Oxygen/Nitrogen Radicals and Cellular Injury edited by Kenneth B. Adler, Robert D. Devlin, Val Vallyathan (2000)
"Fulkerson W, Maclntyre N, Stamler J, Crapo J. Pathogenesis and treatment of the adult respiratory distress syndrome. Arch Intern Med 156:29-38 (1996). ' 44. ..."

2. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Lung tissue from patients with interstitial lung disease (ILD), adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), ..."

3. Management & Therapy of Sickle Cell Disease edited by Clarice D. Reid, Samuel Charace, Bertram Lubin (1997)
"In severe cases in adults, the patient is often considered to have adult respiratory distress syndrome. LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS The chest radiograph of ..."

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