asthma attack


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Noun1.asthma attack - respiratory disorder characterized by wheezingasthma attack - respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
bronchospasm - a spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy; associated with asthma and bronchitis
respiratory disease, respiratory disorder, respiratory illness - a disease affecting the respiratory system
status asthmaticus - a prolonged and severe asthma attack that does not respond to standard treatment
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During an asthma attack, airways become narrow making it hard to breathe.
THE family of a man who died of an asthma attack in his prison cell could have to wait until next year for the circumstances around his death to be explained.
SIR - Your readers may have been shocked to hear of the death of Stuart Baggs, former star of The Apprentice, from an asthma attack at the age of 27.
John Mathias, national director of Asthma UK Cymru, said: "Someone will be having an asthma attack every 10 seconds on Christmas Day - around the same amount of time it takes to open one of your presents.
ACTOR Idris Elba had to be taken off a South Africa-bound plane and was rushed to hospital after suffering an asthma attack while on his way to the premiere of a Nelson Mandela film he stars in.
BRITISH actor Idris Elba had to be taken off a South Africa-bound plane and was rushed to hospital after suffering an asthma attack while on his way to the premiere of a Nelson Mandela film he stars in.
The mother of eight-yearold Olivia Chandler, who died after having an asthma attack at school in 2010, welcomed the news.
Do warm-up exercises prior to the game, which can help prevent asthma attacks and may reduce reliance on medication as athletes could experience a longer refractory period, which is the length of time an athlete remains free of symptoms after the original asthma attack.
Dr Rashid said that asthma sufferers rarely die from an asthma attack, but the feeling of suffocation as their airways begin to close often makes them fear that they have already gasped their last breath.
Singer Louise Hall, 18, who was into the boot camp stage, collapsed unconscious after an asthma attack.
AN eight-year-old died of natural causes after suffering a severe asthma attack, a jury recorded yesterday.
I WAS appalled to read in the Record about those two village idiots Ant and Dec faking an asthma attack so that they could get help from One Direction and footage for their TV show.