aspiration pneumonia

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Noun1.aspiration pneumonia - inflammation of the lungs caused by inhaling or choking on vomitus; may occur during unconsciousness (anesthesia or drunkenness or seizure or cardiac arrest)
bronchial pneumonia, bronchopneumonia - pneumonia characterized by acute inflammation of the walls of the bronchioles
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The incidence of inhalation pneumonia and gastroesophageal regurgitation was compared by chi square (kh2) test.
Inhalation pneumonia can occur, which may be fatal.
is a strongly held obstetric and anesthetic tradition," related to research performed in the 1940s on regurgitation under general anesthetic and resulting inhalation pneumonia. "Most [eating prohibitions] are based on historical, but important, concerns related to these risks.