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Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Adult

A syndrome characterized by progressive life-threatening RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY in the absence of known LUNG DISEASES, usually following a systemic insult such as surgery or major TRAUMA.

Year introduced: 1977

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Tree Number(s): C08.381.840, C08.618.840

Entry Terms:

  • Shock Lung
  • Lung, Shock
  • ARDS, Human
  • ARDSs, Human
  • Human ARDS
  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Acute
  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome
  • Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome

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