adult respiratory distress syndrome

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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.

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