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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. ; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Rim Halaby, M.D. 
Gasping syndrome is a life-threatening condition in neonates characterized by multi-system failure and death following the administration of benzyl alcohol, in the form of bacteriostatic sodium chloride and bacteriostatic water.
- Gradual neurologic deterioration
- Severe metabolic acidosis
- Sudden onset of gasping respiration
- Hematologic abnormalities
- Skin changes
- Hepatic failure
- Renal failure
- Cardiovascular collapse
Drugs containing benzyl alcohol
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Gershanik J, Boecler B, Ensley H, McCloskey S, George W (1982). "The gasping syndrome and benzyl alcohol poisoning". N Engl J Med. 307 (22): 1384–8. doi:10.1056/NEJM198211253072206. PMID 7133084.