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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GRIM DISCOVERY: Tuan Anh Nguyen who was moved after he died from an asthma attack - below, a police forensics tent in Lynton Avenue, Springwood, Huddersfield, where his body was found
A VIETNAMESE man who died after being found dumped in the snow in Birmingham is thought to have suffered a fatal asthma attack, it emerged today.
ASTHMA UK Cymru says the tragic case of an 11-year-old boy who died of an asthma attack after being left in a school corridor by a teacher has reinforced its call for all schools in Wales to receive its training programme, 'Alert to Asthma'.
And the child was out playing and had an asthma attack and died.
6 million with severe symptoms, one in five are seriously concerned that their next asthma attack will kill them.
In an asthma attack, the airways narrow, making it difficult to breathe.
A GOOD Samaritan schooloboy has died from an asthma attack -after trying to retrieve someone's shoe from the roof of his school.
However, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have discovered that the tightening of chest muscles during an asthma attack can trigger long-term changes in airways that constrict the passages.
It's not the time to let an asthma attack get in the way of their plans.
uk/triplea find out how to reduce their own risk of a potentially life-threatening asthma attack.
During an asthma attack, the lining of the bronchial tubes swell, causing the airways to narrow and reducing the flow of air into and out of the lungs.
Moreover, an asthma attack was only significantly reduced when patients used at least 75 percent of their prescribed dose, according to the study.