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dry drown·ing

drowning by asphyxiation in an individual whose laryngeal reflexes are brisk, resulting in spasm that prevents inhalation of water; may be associated with the highest recovery rate.
A phenomenon seen in 90% of resuscitated drowning victims, in whom aspirated water is minimal, presumably due to reflex laryngospasm with airway obstruction and asphyxia; a rapid return of spontaneous ventilation is typical, if CPR is begun early and the period of anoxia is brief

dry drowning

A phenomenon seen in 90% of resuscitated drowning victims, in whom aspirated water is minimal, presumably due to reflex laryngospasm with airway obstruction and asphyxia; a rapid return of spontaneous ventilation is typical, if CPR is begun early and period of anoxia brief. See Drowning. Cf Wet drowning.
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2 Use "non-fatal drowning"--not "near drowning"--to describe drowning incidents that do not result in death and inform parents that "dry drowning" and "secondary drowning" are not medically accurate terms.
Pathologist Dr Patrick Waugh said Dominic died from "dry drowning" when cold water causes involuntary spasms affecting breathing.
The coroner's report ruled that she had died from pulmonary aspiration or 'dry drowning'.
The coroner's report ruled she died from pulmonary aspiration or 'dry drowning'.
"It's important for parents to learn how to recognize the signs of secondary and dry drowning so they won't attribute the symptoms associated with these conditions, such as fatigue or a drop in their child's energy level, to a long day of swimming, or exhaustion from a near drowning.
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Be aware on the risk of dry drowning after a rescue: always go to hospital.
A post-mortem revealed the teenager had died as a result of "dry drowning" - the shock of his body hitting the cold water.
He died from the shock of falling into the water, a process known as dry drowning, the jury was told.
Whether it is a "vermillion blanket" or a "sweater of greenness" or "red silk shoes," Grace reminds us of a woman's burden when she writes "Flesh, a naked dress--/ tissues sewn with bloody threads / swims in air, frantic / sinks and gives back to the sun / dry drowning." (66) Tearing away the burden of centuries is not easy.
However he said Craig had not been attacked and it was possible so-called dry drowning could have occurred, a reflex stopping of the heart on sudden entry into cold water.