status asthmaticus


status asth·mat·i·cus

noun \-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

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