status asthmaticus

noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/status%20asthmaticus. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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