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Descriptor English:   Asthma 
Descriptor Spanish:   Asma 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Asma 
Synonyms English:   Asthma, Bronchial
Bronchial Asthma  
Tree Number:   C08.127.108
Definition English:   A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL). 
Indexing Annotation English:   note specifics; ASTHMA, CARDIAC see DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL is also available; in historical literature consider indexing "phthisic" here; "phthisis" probably goes under TUBERCULOSIS, PULMONARY
See Related English:   Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   1257 
Unique Identifier:   D001249 

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