smoke injury

smoke injury

injury caused by exposure to a fire where there is a great deal of smoke, especially one confined in a building. Animals are likely to suffer smoke injury to the respiratory system. The worst result is pulmonary edema and death due to asphyxia.
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The pigs in the SM and SS groups were subjected to cotton smoke inhalation by means of a bee smoker filled with about 50 g of burning cotton toweling to induce smoke injury according to previously described methods.
The gradual increase in R, Vd, Pl, and ELWI and the deterioration in Ctp demonstrated the poor lung function induced by the smoke injury and MRSA infection.
Given the incidence of fire and smoke injury and deaths, this is an area that must be addressed more thoroughly and consistently.