Definition of Secondary drowning

1. Noun. asphyxiation caused by irritation of alveoli from the aspiration of liquid, after recovery from immersion into liquid, in the three-day period following the immersion episode ¹



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Medical Definition of Secondary drowning

1. Pulmonary oedema and resulting asphyxia, resulting from hypoxia and increased permeability of pulmonary capillaries occurring in a patient who has been immersed in and aspirated some water. (05 Mar 2000)

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