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asthma

noun asth·ma \ˈaz-mə, British ˈas-\

medical : a physical condition that makes it difficult for someone to breathe

Full Definition of ASTHMA

:  a chronic lung disorder that is marked by recurring episodes of airway obstruction (as from bronchospasm) manifested by labored breathing accompanied especially by wheezing and coughing and by a sense of constriction in the chest, and that is triggered by hyperreactivity to various stimuli (as allergens or rapid change in air temperature)
asth·mat·ic \az-ˈma-tik, British as-\ adjective or noun
asth·mat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of ASTHMA

Middle English asma, from Medieval Latin, modification of Greek asthma
First Known Use: 14th century

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Rhymes with ASTHMA

asthma

noun asth·ma \ˈaz-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASTHMA

:  a chronic lung disorder that is marked by recurring episodes of airway obstruction (as from bronchospasm) manifested by labored breathing accompanied especially by wheezing and coughing and by a sense of constriction in the chest, and that is triggered by hyperreactivity to various stimuli (as allergens or rapid change in air temperature)

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