mucus impaction

mu·cus im·pac·tion

filling of the proximal bronchi and the bronchioles, with mucus.

mu·cus im·pac·tion

(myūkŭs im-pakshŭn)
Filling of the proximal bronchi and bronchioles with mucus.
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This is the first known case report of ventral pouch hemorrhage and necrosis secondary to mucus impaction in a marabou stork.
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