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status asthmaticus


status asthmaticus

noun status asth·mat·i·cus \-az-ˈmat-i-kəs\

Definition of STATUS ASTHMATICUS

:  a prolonged severe attack of asthma that is unresponsive to initial standard therapy, is characterized especially by dyspnea, dry cough, wheezing, and hypoxemia, and that may lead to respiratory failure
March 06, 2015
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Deposited, produced, or eroded by wind
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