pulmonary agent


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pul·mon·ar·y a·gent

(pul'mŏ-nār-ē ā'jĕnt)
A toxic chemical-warfare agent that affects the respiratory tract, especially the respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and alveoli. These agents, such as phosgene (CG), can lead to shortness of breath and pulmonary edema.
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