HyperDic: asthma

English > 1 sense of the word asthma:
NOUNstateasthma, asthma attack, bronchial asthmarespiratory disorder characterized by wheezing
asthma > pronunciation
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English > asthma: 1 sense > noun 1, state
Meaningrespiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin.
Synonymsasthma attack, bronchial asthma
PartsbronchospasmA spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy
Narrowerstatus asthmaticusA prolonged and severe asthma attack that does not respond to standard treatment
Broaderrespiratory disease, respiratory illness, respiratory disorderA disease affecting the respiratory system
Adjectivesasthmaticrelating to breathing with a whistling sound

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