Definitions

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  • noun A contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles, causing them to constrict.

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  • noun medicine difficulty in breathing due to a contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles

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  • noun a spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy; associated with asthma and bronchitis

Etymologies

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From broncho- +‎ spasm

Examples

  • Bronchodilators relax airway smooth muscle and relieve bronchospasm, which is the main cause of airway obstruction in heaves.

    TheHorse.com News

  • A beta-2 selective agonist can be given for bronchospasm, while epinephrine should be avoided as it may precipitate dysrhythmias.

    Hydrocarbon Ingestion

  • Traditional, inhaled corticosteriods like Flovent, Pulmicort, Asmanex and Qvar treat asthma's inflammation, while LABAs, prescribed as maintenance or "control" drugs, expand constricted airways and protect against bronchospasm.

    Martha Rosenberg: Are You Taking These Asthma Drugs?

  • A condition in which stomach contents and acid travel back up the esophagus; reflux causes asthma worsening by irritating the esophagus and triggering a reflex action, directly increasing a bronchospasm in the airways.

    Glossary

  • Traditional, inhaled corticosteriods like Flovent, Pulmicort, Asmanex and Qvar treat asthma's inflammation, while LABAs, prescribed as maintenance or "control" drugs, expand constricted airways and protect against bronchospasm.

    Martha Rosenberg: Are You Taking These Asthma Drugs?

  • Traditional, inhaled corticosteriods like Flovent, Pulmicort, Asmanex and Qvar treat asthma's inflammation, while LABAs, prescribed as maintenance or "control" drugs, expand constricted airways and protect against bronchospasm.

    Martha Rosenberg: Are You Taking These Asthma Drugs?

  • He was diagnosed with bronchospasm and is expected to travel with the team to Cleveland on Saturday, Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said.

    USATODAY.com - Basketball - Utah vs. Boston

  • Obstruction of breathing passages due to tightening of muscles surrounding the airways is called bronchospasm.

    ASTHMA

  • Now, when they sort of stratified this a little bit more and they looked younger, children 6 to 23 months, they started to find some serious concerns about safety, specifically something known as bronchospasm.

    CNN Transcript May 17, 2007

  • Prevent and reduce the bronchospasm, swelling, extra mucus and "twitchiness" of the airways.

    Asthma: chronic lung disease

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