pulmonary oxygen toxicity

pulmonary oxygen toxicity

Etymology: L, pulmoneus, lungs; Gk, toxikon, poison
a form of oxygen poisoning caused by breathing air having an oxygen concentration of 50% or higher for 12 to 24 hours. Pathophysiological effects include pulmonary capillary endothelial damage and alveolar epithelial cell destruction. Clinical manifestations include cough, substernal pain, nausea, vomiting, and atelectasis.
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Prolonged exposure to oxygen at increased ATMs can cause pulmonary oxygen toxicity and central nervous system oxygen toxicity, as well as visual and auditory disturbances.
Pulmonary oxygen toxicity is unlikely to occur at the low flow rates used for LTOT.
There are two ways oxygen toxicity occurs as a result from over exposure; pulmonary oxygen toxicity and cerebral oxygen toxicity.