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chemical

any substance used in or resulting from a reaction involving changes to atoms or molecules, especially one derived artificially for practical use

chemical

[′kem·i·kəl]
(chemistry)
Related to the science of chemistry.
A substance characterized by definite molecular composition.
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Respiratory symptoms can progress to chemical pneumonitis, pulmonary edema, respiratory failure, and death (5,6).
He was transferred to another facility, where he was diagnosed with hydrocarbon ingestion with chemical pneumonitis.
The effect of LPR in the pediatric airway might be mediated by one or all of three mechanisms: (1) microaspiration with stimulation of the laryngeal adductor reflux, (2) micro-aspiration with chemical pneumonitis, and (3) stimulation of an esophageal-vagal and/or autonomic reflex that results in or potentiates bronchial constriction.