choking

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condition in which insufficient or no oxygen and carbon dioxide are exchanged on a ventilatory basis; caused by choking or drowning or electric shock or poison gas asphyxia
inflammation of the lungs caused by inhaling or choking on vomitus; may occur during unconsciousness (anesthesia or drunkenness or seizure or cardiac arrest) aspiration pneumonia
emergency procedure to help someone who is choking because food is lodged in the trachea Heimlich maneuver , Heimlich manoeuvere
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