status asthmaticus


status asth·​mat·​i·​cus -az-ˈmat-i-kəs How to pronounce status asthmaticus (audio)
: 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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“Status asthmaticus.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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