A narrowing of the air passages through the bronchi of the lungs

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  • Bronchoconstriction — is the constriction of the airways in the lungs due to the tightening of surrounding smooth muscle, with consequent coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Bronchoconstriction can also be due to an accumulation of thick mucus.CausesThe… …   Wikipedia

  • bronchoconstriction — ● bronchoconstriction nom féminin Contraction des muscles bronchiques, entraînant une diminution du calibre des bronches …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bronchoconstriction — La bronchoconstriction est due à la fixation de l acétylcholine[réf. nécessaire] sur les récepteurs induisant une contraction des muscles lisses des bronches au niveau des poumons. Elle crée une obstruction des bronches qui peut entrainer… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bronchoconstriction — Reduction in the caliber of a bronchus or bronchi, usually referring to a dynamic process as in asthma and emphysema, rather than a fixed constriction (the latter is a bronchial stenosis). Cf.:bronchospasm. * * * bron·cho·con·stric·tion .bräŋ kō… …   Medical dictionary

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  • exercise-induced bronchoconstriction — exercise induced asthma …   Medical dictionary

  • antileukotriene — A drug that prevents or alleviates bronchoconstriction in asthma by blocking the production or action of naturally occurring leukotrienes; may also be useful in psoriasis.In 1940 a naturally occurring mediator of asthmatic bronchoconstriction,… …   Medical dictionary

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