adult respiratory distress syndrome n.
Abbr. ARDS Interstitial and alveolar edema and hemorrhage of the lungs following injury and associated with hyaline membrane, proliferation of collagen fibers, and swollen epithelium.
|adult respiratory distress syndrome|
|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.|