salt water drowning
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salt water drowningForensic pathology Drowning due to seawater aspiration, resulting in fluid-filled alveoli–pulmonary edema and a V/Q–ventilation/perfusion imbalance; the shifts of fluids and electrolytes in SWD result in hemoconcentration, CHF, hypernatremia. See Drowning. Cf Fresh water drowning.
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