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what could cause someone to start coughing under heavy sedation?

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Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Aspiration: Under heavy sedation, the ability to handle one's saliva is compromised. One of the most powerful reflexes is when a foreign body, such as saliva, enters your airway. This is but one possibility.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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