Meconium Aspiration Syndrome


Aspiration Syndrome, Meconium

Aspiration, Meconium

Meconium Aspiration

Meconium Inhalation

Syndrome, Meconium Aspiration

A condition caused by inhalation of MECONIUM into the LUNG of FETUS or NEWBORN, usually due to vigorous respiratory movements during difficult PARTURITION or respiratory system abnormalities. Meconium aspirate may block small airways leading to difficulties in PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE and ASPIRATION PNEUMONIA.