Associations to the word «Asthma»

Wiktionary

ASTHMA, noun. (pathology) A long-term respiratory condition, in which the airways may unexpectedly and suddenly narrow, often in response to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress. Symptoms include wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.
ASTHMA ATTACK, noun. (medicine) An incident wherein a person who suffers intermittent experiences of bronchioconstriction undergoes such an experience, usually with a sudden onset.
ASTHMA ATTACKS, noun. Plural of asthma attack
ASTHMA PAPER, noun. (medicine) (historical) Paper impregnated with saltpetre and burned to produce fumes that can be inhaled to alleviate asthma.

Dictionary definition

ASTHMA, noun. Respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin.

Wise words

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