Aspiration occurs when an object or liquid was inhaled into the respiratory tract, either the windpipe or the lungs.
Aspiration is likely to cause problems such as infection, inflammation, or blockage (obstruction) that require a visit to a doctor.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||David Messenger, MD|
|Last Revised||July 11, 2011|