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A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).

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Tree Number(s): C08.127.108, C08.381.495.108, C08.674.095, C20.543.480.680.095

MeSH Unique ID: D001249

Entry Terms:

  • Asthmas
  • Asthma, Bronchial
  • Bronchial Asthma

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