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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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.
In May 2007, a 77-year-old woman with a history of right thoracotomy for pneumothorax 2 years earlier was hospitalized for inhalation pneumonia caused by paralysis of the right vocal cord.