Medical Dictionary

status asthmaticus

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

Medical 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


July 07, 2015
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