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asth•ma



Pronunciation: (az'mu, as'-), [key]
n.
Pathol.a paroxysmal, often allergic disorder of respiration, characterized by bronchospasm, wheezing, and difficulty in expiration, often accompanied by coughing and a feeling of constriction in the chest. Also called bronchial asthma.

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