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Disease Bronchial Hyperreactivity

Name Bronchial Hyperreactivity
Synonyms Bronchial Hyperreactivities | Hyperreactivities, Bronchial | Hyperreactivity, Bronchial
Definition Tendency of the smooth muscle of the tracheobronchial tree to contract more intensely in response to a given stimulus than it does in the response seen in normal individuals. This condition is present in virtually all symptomatic patients with asthma. The most prominent manifestation of this smooth muscle contraction is a decrease in airway caliber that can be readily measured in the pulmonary function laboratory.
Categories Respiratory tract disease
MeSH® ID D016535

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DiseasesRespiratory Tract Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bronchial Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Bronchial Hyperreactivity Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references

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