blast lung


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blast lung

The shredding-type effect that takes place in the alveolar surfaces of the lung caused by the shock of an explosion or blast, which can cause alveolar contusion.
See also: lung
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Mr Hartley suffered injuries to his chest, arms and legs as well as blast lung which caused breathing difficulties.