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Descriptor English:   Bronchial Hyperreactivity 
Descriptor Spanish:   Hiperreactividad Bronquial 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Hiper-Reatividade Brônquica 
Synonyms English:   Bronchial Hyperreactivities
Hyperreactivities, Bronchial
Hyperreactivity, Bronchial  
Tree Number:   C08.127.210
Definition English:   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. 
Indexing Annotation English:   note category; if present in asthma, coord IM with ASTHMA /physiopathol (IM)
See Related English:   Asthma
 
History Note English:   92 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   30224 
Unique Identifier:   D016535 

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