bronchospasm


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bron·cho·spasm

 (brŏng′kō-spăz′əm)
n.
A contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles, causing them to constrict.

bronchospasm

(ˈbrɒŋkəʊˌspæzəm)
n
an abnormal contraction of the bronchi resulting in restriction of the airway

bron•cho•spasm

(ˈbrɒŋ kəˌspæz əm)

n.
spasmodic contraction of the muscular lining of the bronchi, as in asthma, causing difficulty in breathing.
[1900–05]
bron`cho•spas′tic (-ˈspæs tɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bronchospasm - a spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy; associated with asthma and bronchitis
spasm - (pathology) sudden constriction of a hollow organ (as a blood vessel)
asthma, asthma attack, bronchial asthma - respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
bronchitis - inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes
Translations

bron·cho·spasm

n. broncoespasmo, contracción espasmódica de los bronquios y los bronquiolos.

bronchospasm

n broncoespasmo
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INTRODUCTION: We as Anaesthesiologists are always worried about the occurrence of recurrent Ischemic attacks and irreversible Bronchospasm during General Anaesthesia which can lead to high mortality rates.
The Spiriva HandiHaler (Boehringer Ingelheim/Pfizer) was approved in 2004 for the long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with COPD, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
The Spiriva HandiHaler, marketed by Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer, was approved in 2004 for the long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued a public health advisory emphasizing the potentially lethal risk of bronchospasm in children using any of three brands of bronchodilators, as noted in two of the drugs' new medication guides and in warnings added in March to those drugs' labels.
For that reason, we recommend routine pulse oximetry at baseline and during and after the use of restraints in case of postrestraint bronchospasm or arrhythmia.
Manufactured by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Brethine is marketed for the prevention and reversal of bronchospasm. The product had sales of approximately $15 million in the U.S.
In addition to bronchospasm and increased mucous production, there is a battle raging in the lung.
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The dry-powder formulation of tiotropium, marketed as the Spiriva Handi-Haler by Boehringer Ingelheim and Pfizer, was approved in the United States in 2004 for long-term maintenance treatment of bronchospasm associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, including chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
The FDA approved Spiriva in 2004 for the long-term treatment of bronchospasm associated with COPD.