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asthma
left: inflamed bronchial tube with contracted muscles and mucus discharge
right: normal bronchial tube

asth·ma

 (ăz′mə, ăs′-)
n.
A chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by a narrowing of the airways and attacks of wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath that are induced by triggers such as allergens, exercise, infections, and stress.

[Middle English asma, from Medieval Latin, from Greek asthma.]

asth·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj. & n.
asth·mat′i·cal·ly adv.
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asthma

(ˈæsmə)
n
(Pathology) a respiratory disorder, often of allergic origin, characterized by difficulty in breathing, wheezing, and a sense of constriction in the chest
[C14: from Greek: laborious breathing, from azein to breathe hard]
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asth•ma

(ˈæz mə, ˈæs-)

n.
a paroxysmal, often allergic disorder of respiration characterized by bronchospasm, wheezing, and difficulty in expiration. Also called bronchial asthma.
[1350–1400; Middle English asma < Medieval Latin < Greek ásthma panting, asthma]
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asth·ma

(ăz′mə)
A chronic disease characterized by a narrowing of the airways that is often caused by an allergy. It results in attacks of wheezing, coughing, difficulty in breathing, and tightness of the chest.
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A condition involving narrowing of the bronchioles (small airways in the lungs). This leads to recurrent attacks of breathlessness. Often these are triggered by an allergic reaction, but in some cases the cause is not known.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asthma - respiratory disorder characterized by wheezingasthma - 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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Translations
الربْورَبْـو ، أسَـمـه
астмазадух
astma
astma
astma
astma
asztma
asma, andarteppa
喘息
천식
asthma
astmaastminis
astma
astmă
záduch
astma
โรคหืด
astımastma
астма
bệnh hen

asthma

[ˈæsmə] Nasma m or f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

asthma

[ˈæsmə] nasthme m
I've got asthma → J'ai de l'asthme.
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

asthma

nAsthma nt; asthma attackAsthmaanfall m
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

asthma

[ˈæsmə] nasma
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

asthma

(ˈӕsmə) , ((American) ˈӕzmə) noun
an illness which causes difficulty in breathing out, resulting from an allergy etc.
asthmatic (ӕsˈmatik) , ((American) ӕz-) adjective
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

asthma

الربْو astma astma Asthma άσθμα asma astma asthme astma asma 喘息 천식 astma astma astma asma астма astma โรคหืด astım bệnh hen 哮喘
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asth·ma

[MIM*600807]
n. asma, condición alérgica con ataques de coriza y falta de respiración a causa de la infl. de las membranas mucosas;
cardiac ______ cardíaca.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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asthma

n asma
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References in periodicals archive ?
Baldo, "A comparison of the binding of IgE in the sera of patients with bakers' asthma to soluble and insoluble wheat-grain proteins," Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, vol.
Gorg, "Electrophoretic characterization of wheat grain allergens from different cultivars involved in bakers' asthma," Electrophoresis, vol.