smoke inhalation injury

January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2018
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A definition of the term "smoke inhalation injury" is presented. It refers to the damage to the respiratory tract, due to inhaling hot gases that may contain toxic substances. Persons who are exposed to gases produced by burning materials are at higher risk of developing acute injury to their lungs. The injury depends on factors such as the composition of the smoke and the duration of the exposure.


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