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MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE Medical Jurisprudence —"Pulmonary Edema"—Definition of —"The accumulation of extravascular fluid in lung tissues & alveoli—caused most commonly by congestive heart failure —& also occurring in barbiturate and opiate poisoning, diffuse infections, hemorrhagic pancreatitis, renal failure, & after a stroke, skull fracture, near drowning, the inhalation of irritating gases, and the rapid administration of whole blood, plasma, serum albumin, or intravenous fluids—In congestive heart disease serious fluid is pushed back through the pulmonary capillaries into alveoli and quickly enters bronchioles and bronchi—Mosby's Medical Dictionary, II Edition, 1990— Referred. (Para 6) PDF