asthma

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

Asthma

Asthma (from the Greek ἅσθμα, ásthma, `panting`) is a common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm. Common symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness, and shortness of breath. Asthma is thought to be caused by a combination of.....
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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] - respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing
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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

<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

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

A chronic disease in which the bronchial airways in the lungs become narrowed and swollen, making it difficult to breathe. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, and rapid breathing. An attack may be brought on by pet hair, dust, smoke, pollen, mold, exercise, cold air, or stress.
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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

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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asthma

A common condition affecting the bronchioles resulting in wheezing
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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 lung) itself.
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Asthma

A common disorder in which chronic inflammation of the bronchial tubes (bronchi) makes them swell, n
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Asthma

A condition of the respiratory system that causes difficult breathing.
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Asthma

a disorder characterised by inflamed airways and difficulty breathing
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asthma

A respiratory disorder caused by allergies that constrict the bronchioles by inducing spasms in the muscles surrounding the lungs, by causing the bronchioles to swell, or by clogging the bronchioles with mucus.
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Asthma

A respiratory disorder caused by allergies that constrict the bronchioles by inducing spasms in the
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Asthma

A respiratory disorder.
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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

An allergic condition leading to wheezing and difficulty in breathing.
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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 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

Asthma is a chronic, inflammatory lung disease characterized by recurrent breathing problems. People with asthma have acute episodes or when the air passages in their lungs get narrower, and breathing becomes more difficult. Sometimes episodes of asthma are triggered by allergens, although infection, exercise, cold air and other factors are also im...
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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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