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Noncardiogenic Pulmonary Edema (NCPE) Associated with a Heroin or Opiate Overdose

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

A person who has taken a large dose of an opiate may develop noncardiogenic pulmonary edema. The precise mechanism is uncertain but may be neurogenic.

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