Asthma and Chronic-Bronchitis

Asthma

Asthma (from the Greek ἅσθμα, ásthma, "panting") is a 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}]

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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]

Chronic-Bronchitis

Chronic bronchitis is a chronic inflammation of the bronchi (medium-size airways) in the lungs. It is generally considered one of the two forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the other being emphysema.

chronic bronchitis n : a form of bronchitis characterized by excess production of sputum leading to a chronic cough and obstruction of air flow

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
  • chronic-bronchitis: WordNet (r) 2.0

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