white lung

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Noun1.white lung - acute lung injury characterized by coughing and raleswhite lung - 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.
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
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4) The signs of pleural effusion and white lung can be seen often in RDS but not in atelectasis.
Plain chest radiograph shows a white lung or sandstorm lung consisting of diffuse, fine sand like Microcalcifications.
RATING: 9/10 RATING: 9/10 WHITE LUNG - Deep Fantasy BEFORE she dated Kurt Cobain, wrote Hole's totemic Live Through This, lost Cobain and found Hollywood, Courtney Love made a brilliant and brutal record titled Pretty On The Inside.