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Bronchial Hyperreactivity

Tendency of the smooth muscle of the tracheobronchial tree to contract more intensely in response to a given stimulus than it does in the response seen in normal individuals. This condition is present in virtually all symptomatic patients with asthma. The most prominent manifestation of this smooth muscle contraction is a decrease in airway caliber that can be readily measured in the pulmonary function laboratory.

Year introduced: 1992

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Tree Number(s): C08.127.210

MeSH Unique ID: D016535

Entry Terms:

  • Bronchial Hyperreactivities
  • Hyperreactivities, Bronchial
  • Hyperreactivity, Bronchial

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