bronchial asthma


: asthma resulting from spasmodic contraction of bronchial muscles

Examples of bronchial asthma in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In a December judgment, the Constitutional Court of Colombia cited clinical records showing many Wayuu suffer from a host of illnesses, including bronchial asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), bacterial pneumonia, lower respiratory infections, and acute obstructive laryngitis. Popular Science, 3 Aug. 2020 Also during his childhood, DMX suffered physical abuse at the hands of his mother's partners, battled severe bronchial asthma which resulted in almost nightly emergency room visits and was reportedly hit by a drunk driver. Maria Pasquini,, 9 Apr. 2021 Part of the answer to that question was that Simmons had bronchial asthma. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 9 Apr. 2021 Asthma, also known as bronchial asthma, is a chronic disease of the airway characterized by intermittent inflammation of the airways, which over time leads to irreversible changes. Obasi Okorie, Scientific American, 14 Oct. 2020 Obesity, which is now pandemic, is another risk factor for bronchial asthma. Obasi Okorie, Scientific American, 14 Oct. 2020 Sampson's office said Garner's bronchial asthma, obesity and high blood pressure were contributing factors. Anchorage Daily News, 15 Aug. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bronchial asthma was in 1843

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“Bronchial asthma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

bronchial asthma

: asthma resulting from spasmodic contraction of bronchial muscles

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