aspiration of vomitus

aspiration of vomitus

the inhalation of regurgitated gastric contents into the pulmonary system. See also aspiration pneumonia.
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Studies of incidence of maternal mortality from aspiration of vomitus during anaesthesia occurring in major obstetric hospitals in the U.
Also, inducing vomiting is not without risk of potential complications, such as aspiration of vomitus, which could lead to the development of pneumonia.
Aspiration of vomitus can be a dangerous result of too much alcohol.
The primary acute health effects of fluorides are sudden onset of nausea, vomiting, cramplike abdominal pain, diarrhea, and pulmonary edema caused by the aspiration of vomitus.
It is an unpleasant experience which may sometime cause significant morbidity from dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, nutrition problems and aspiration of vomitus.