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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Hence its modification, ILMA, was introduced, wherein all the desirable properties of classic LMA were retained and in addition it was possible to secure the airway with endotracheal tube thereby preventing the risk of Hypoxia, gastric distension and acid aspiration pneumonitis.