asthma definition

  • noun:
    • a persistent respiratory illness, often arising from allergies, that is characterized by sudden continual attacks of labored respiration, upper body constriction, and coughing.
    • A long-term respiratory condition, where airways may unexpectedly and suddenly slim, frequently in response to an allergen, cold air, workout, or emotional stress. Symptoms include wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing.
    • an illness, characterized by trouble of breathing (because a spasmodic contraction of the bronchi), recurring at intervals, accompanied with a wheezing sound, a feeling of constriction into the chest, a cough, and expectoration.
    • A paroxysmal disorder of respiration, described as labored breathing, sibilant rales, a sense of constriction into the upper body, and coughing.
    • breathing disorder characterized by wheezing; frequently of sensitive source
    • A chronic breathing condition, usually arising from allergies, that's described as abrupt continual attacks of labored respiration, chest constriction, and coughing.
    • A long-term breathing condition, where the airways may unexpectedly and all of a sudden slim, frequently in response to an allergen, cool air, exercise, or psychological anxiety. Symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
    • an ailment, described as difficulty of respiration (due to a spasmodic contraction associated with the bronchi), recurring at intervals, associated with a wheezing sound, a feeling of constriction inside upper body, a cough, and expectoration.
    • A paroxysmal condition of respiration, characterized by labored respiration, sibilant rales, a feeling of constriction when you look at the chest, and coughing.
    • breathing condition characterized by wheezing; often of allergic origin

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