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Definition: 'Lung Water'

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lung water

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. amount of water contained in the lung at any given time; normal lung tissue is composed of about 80% water. Any significant increase in this or accumulation of water in the lungs extravascular spaces is called pulmonary edema (q.v.).

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