Definition of Asthma. Meaning of Asthma. Synonyms of Asthma

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Definition of Asthma

Asthma
Asthma Asth"ma (?; 277), n. [Gr. ? short-drawn breath, fr. ? to blow, for ?: cf. Skr. v[=a], Goth. waian, to blow, E. wind.] (Med.) 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.

Meaning of Asthma from wikipedia

- Asthma is a long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs. It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction...
- Asthma is a common pulmonary condition defined by chronic inflammation of respiratory tubes, tightening of respiratory smooth muscle, and episodes of bronchoconstriction...
- known as cardiac asthma because the symptoms mimic ordinary asthma (bronchial asthma). One study found that patients with cardiac asthma represented one...
- Asthma is a 2014 American romantic drama film written and directed by Jake Hoffman and starring Benedict Samuel and Krysten Ritter. It is Hoffman's directorial...
- Feline asthma is a common allergic respiratory disease in cats, affecting at least one percent of all adult cats worldwide. It is a chronic progressive...
- Journal of Asthma is a peer-reviewed medical journal that covers asthma and related conditions. The Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Asthma is Jonathan...
- Asthma is a predisposition of the respiratory system in which the airways are predisposed to bronchoconstriction. Asthma may also refer to: Occupational...
- Brittle asthma is a type of asthma distinguishable from other forms by recurrent, severe attacks. There are two subtypes divided by symptoms: Type 1 and...
- diseases include hay fever, food allergies, atopic dermatitis, allergic asthma, and anaphylaxis. Symptoms may include red eyes, an itchy rash, sneezing...
- As of 2011, circa 235 million people worldwide were affected by asthma, and approximately 250,000 people die per year from the disease. Low and middle...
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