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Asthma MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Asthma
Tree Number(s)
C08.127.108
C08.381.495.108
C08.674.095
C20.543.480.680.095
Unique ID
D001249
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D001249
Annotation
note specifics; ASTHMA, CARDIAC see DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL is also available; in historical literature consider indexing "phthisic" here; "phthisis" probably goes under TUBERCULOSIS, PULMONARY
Scope Note
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).
Entry Term(s)
Asthma, Bronchial
Bronchial Asthma
See Also
Anti-Asthmatic Agents
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2011/06/24
Asthma Preferred
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