white lung

noun
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white lung

noun
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. [syn: adult respiratory distress syndrome
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The variation that increases survival in white lung cancer patients also produces a decreased innate immune response.
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