What does ARDS mean in Medical?

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acute respiratory distress syndrome

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adult respiratory distress syndrome, ARDS, wet lung, white lung(noun)
acute lung injury characterized by coughing and rales; inflammation of the lungs which become stiff and fibrous and cannot exchange oxygen; occurs among persons exposed to irritants such as corrosive chemical vapors or ammonia or chlorine etc.

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