Asthma and Bronchitis

Asthma

Asthma (from the Greek ἅσθμα, ásthma, "panting") is the common chronic inflammatory disease of the airways characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm.

asthma n : respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin [syn: {asthma attack}, {bronchial asthma}]

144 Moby Thesaurus words for "asthma": Asiatic flu, Hong Kong flu, abscess, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, ague, allergen, allergic disorder, allergy, aluminosis, amygdalitis, anemia, ankylosis, anoxia, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, apnea, asbestosis, asphyxiation, ataxia, atrophy, atypical pneumonia, backache, bituminosis, black lung, bleeding, blennorhea, bronchial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, cachexia, cachexy, catarrh, chalicosis, chill, chills, chronic bronchitis, cold, colic, collapsed lung, common cold, coniosis, conjunctivitis, constipation, convulsion, coryza, cosmetic dermatitis, coughing, croup, croupous pneumonia, cyanosis, diarrhea, dizziness, double pneumonia, dropsy, dry pleurisy, dysentery, dyspepsia, dyspnea, eczema, edema, emaciation, emphysema, empyema, epidemic pleurodynia, fainting, fatigue, fever, fibrillation, fibrinous pneumonia, flu, flux, grippe, growth, hay fever, hemorrhage, high blood pressure, hives, hydrops, hypertension, hypotension, icterus, indigestion, inflammation, influenza, insomnia, itching, jaundice, la grippe, labored breathing, laryngitis, lipoid pneumonia, lobar pneumonia, low blood pressure, lumbago, lung cancer, lung fever, marasmus, nasal discharge, nausea, necrosis, pain, paralysis, pharyngitis, pleurisy, pleuritis, pneumococcal pneumonia, pneumoconiosis, pneumonia, pneumonic fever, pneumothorax, pollinosis, pruritus, quinsy, rash, rheum, rose cold, sclerosis, seizure, shock, siderosis, silicosis, skin eruption, sneezing, sore, sore throat, spasm, swine flu, tabes, tachycardia, the sniffles, the snuffles, tonsilitis, tumor, upset stomach, urticaria, vertigo, virus pneumonia, vomiting, wasting, wet pleurisy, whooping cough

Asthma \Asth"ma\ (?; 277), n. [Gr. ? short-drawn breath, fr. ? to blow, for ?: cf. Skr. v[=a], Goth. waian, to blow, E. wind.] (Med.) A disease, characterized by difficulty of breathing (due to a spasmodic contraction of the bronchi), recurring at intervals, accompanied with a wheezing sound, a sense of constriction in the chest, a cough, and expectoration. [1913 Webster]

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi, the airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the lungs.

bronchitis n : inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes

189 Moby Thesaurus words for "bronchitis": Asiatic flu, Hong Kong flu, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, adrenitis, aluminosis, amygdalitis, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, appendicitis, arteritis, arthritis deformans, arthritis fungosa, arthritis pauperum, asbestosis, asthma, atrophic arthritis, atrophic inflammation, atypical pneumonia, bituminosis, black lung, blennorrhagic arthritis, brain fever, bronchial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchopneumonia, bunion, bursitis, capillaritis, carditis, catarrh, catarrhal inflammation, cerebellitis, cerebral meningitis, cerebritis, cerebrospinal meningitis, chalicosis, chronic bronchitis, chronic infectious arthritis, chronic inflammation, cirrhotic inflammation, climactic arthritis, clitoritis, cold, colitis, collagen disease, collapsed lung, common cold, coniosis, conjunctivitis, coryza, croup, croupous pneumonia, cystitis, degenerative arthritis, diffuse inflammation, double pneumonia, dry pleurisy, emphysema, empyema, encephalitis, endocarditis, enteritis, epidemic pleurodynia, equine encephalomyelitis, exudative inflammation, fibrinous pneumonia, fibroid inflammation, flu, focal inflammation, gastritis, gingivitis, glossitis, gonococcal arthritis, gonorrheal arthritis, gonorrheal rheumatism, gout, gouty arthritis, grippe, hay fever, hemophilic arthritis, hepatitis, hyperplastic inflammation, hypertrophic arthritis, hypertrophic inflammation, infectional arthritis, infectious hepatitis, inflammation, influenza, irritable bowel syndrome, la grippe, laryngitis, lipoid pneumonia, lobar pneumonia, lumbago, lumbar rheumatism, lung cancer, lung fever, mastoiditis, meningitis, menopausal arthritis, metastatic inflammation, metritis, milk leg, mucous colitis, mumps meningitis, myelitis, necrotic inflammation, nephritis, neuritis, obliterative inflammation, ophthalitis, ophthalmia, orchitis, osseous rheumatism, osteitis, osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, otitis, ovaritis, paradental pyorrhea, penitis, pericarditis, periodontitis, peritonitis, pharyngitis, phlebitis, pleurisy, pleuritis, pneumococcal pneumonia, pneumoconiosis, pneumonia, pneumonic fever, pneumothorax, podagra, proliferative arthritis, prostatitis, pyonephritis, pyorrhea, pyorrhea alveolaris, quinsy, reactive inflammation, rheum, rheumatism, rheumatiz, rheumatoid arthritis, rhinitis, sclerosing inflammation, seroplastic inflammation, serous inflammation, serum hepatitis, siderosis, silicosis, simple inflammation, sinusitis, sore throat, spastic colon, specific inflammation, subacute rheumatism, suppurative arthritis, suppurative inflammation, swine flu, syphilitic arthritis, tennis elbow, testitis, the sniffles, the snuffles, thrombophlebitis, tonsilitis, torticollis, toxic inflammation, traumatic inflammation, tuberculous arthritis, tuberculous rheumatism, ulcerative colitis, uratic arthritis, ureteritis, urethral arthritis, urethritis, uteritis, vaginitis, vertebral arthritis, virus pneumonia, visceral rheumatism, vulvitis, wet pleurisy, whooping cough, wryneck

Bronchitis \Bron*chi"tis\, n. [Bronchus + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation, acute or chronic, of the bronchial tubes or any part of them. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • asthma: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • asthma: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • asthma: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • bronchitis: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • bronchitis: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • bronchitis: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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