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is a tightening of the smooth muscle that lines the airways (bronchi or
bronchioles) in the lung. This tightening can contribute to a worsening of
asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing.
Bronchospasm can usually be relieved with medicines called
This condition is also called bronchoconstriction or bronchial spasm.
Current as of:
February 22, 2013
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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