asthma

(Humans as organisms) chronic condition involving breathlessness due to inflammation of the bronchioles
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Asthma

An allergic condition leading to wheezing and difficulty in breathing.
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asthma

[n] - respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing
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asthma

Asthma is a chronic lung and breathing disorder, ranging from mild wheeziness to serious constriction of the bronchial tubes. It is the most common respiratory disorder during pregnancy.
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Asthma

See Occupational Asthma.
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asthma

Chronic respiratory disease characterized by bronchoconstriction, excessive mucus secretion and edema of the pulmonary alveoli, resulting in difficulty in breathing out, wheezing, and cough.
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Asthma

a disorder characterised by inflamed airways and difficulty breathing
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Asthma

Asthma is a common condition of the lung airways in the respiratory tract. Although the cause is not completely clear it is known that there are many contributory factors and it is also known that the number of people affected by the condition is rising
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asthma

A common condition affecting the bronchioles resulting in wheezing
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Asthma

A respiratory disorder.
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Asthma

Our Asthma Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Asthma Asthma: A common disorder in which chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (bronchi) makes them swell, narrowing the airways. Asthma involves only the bronchial tubes and does not affect the air sacs (alveoli) or the lung tissue (the parenchyma of the
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asthma

Inflammatory disease of the airways involving marked eosinophil infiltration and remodelling of the airways. Attacks can be triggered by allergic responses, physical exertion, inhaled chemicals or stress and involve wheezing, breathlessness and coughing.
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Asthma

Asth'ma noun [ Greek ... short-drawn breath, from ... to blow, for ...: confer Sanskrit , Goth. waian , to blow, English wind .] (Medicine) A disease, characterized by difficulty of breathing (due to a spasmodic contraction of the bronchi), recurring at intervals, a
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asthma

<chest medicine> A disease process that is characterised by paradoxical narrowing of the bronchi (lung passageways) making breathing difficult. ... Treatment includes bronchodilators which are given orally or delivered as an aerosol (inhaled). Corticosteroids are reserved for more difficult cases. ... Symptoms include wheezing, difficulty bre
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asthma

asthma attack noun respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
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asthma

(az´mә) a condition marked by recurrent attacks of dyspnea, with airway inflammation and wheezing due to spasmodic constriction of the bronchi; it is also known as bronchial asthma. Attacks vary greatly from occasional periods of wheezing and slight dyspnea to severe attacks that almost cause suffocation. The most commo...
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Asthma

• (n.) A disease, characterized by difficulty of breathing (due to a spasmodic contraction of the bronchi), recurring at intervals, accompanied with a wheezing sound, a sense of constriction in the chest, a cough, and expectoration.
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asthma

a chronic disorder of the lungs in which inflamed airways are prone to constrict, causing episodes of wheezing, chest tightness, coughing, and ... [10 related articles]
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asthma

Contents • What causes asthma? • Who is at risk for asthma? • Signs and symptoms • Diagnosis • Treatment • Prevention • Living with asthma A chronic disease that affects the airways. The airways are the tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you hav...
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Asthma

A reversible respiratory condition characterized by recurrent airflow obstruction that causes intermittent cough and phlegm production. Severe asthma is associated with fetal death due to lack of oxygen in the blood, reduced blood flow to the uterus, birth defects caused by necessary medications and very acid levels in the blood.
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asthma

asthma (ăz'mu, ăs'–) , chronic inflammatory respiratory disease characterized by periodic attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, and a tight feeling in the chest. A cough producing sticky mucus is symptomatic. The symptoms often appear to be caused by the body's reaction...
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Asthma

Asthma is a disease characterised by breathing difficulties. Incidents of asthma in children have risen sharply in the west since the introduction of extremely clean homes which prevent children from coming into contact with minor infections, and thus deprive the developing immune system from developing to its full potential, as would happen in nat
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asthma

Type: Term Pronunciation: az′mă Definitions: 1. An inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by (in most cases) reversible airway obstruction. Originally, a term used to mean 'difficult breathing'; now used to denote bronchial asthma.
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asthma

Chronic condition characterized by difficulty in breathing due to spasm of the bronchi (air passages) in the lungs. Attacks may be provoked by allergy, infection, and stress. The incidence of asthma may be increasing as a result of air pollution and occupational hazard. Treatment is with bronchodilators to relax the bronchial muscles and thereby ea
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Asthma

A chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing, chest constriction, and coughing.
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