asthmatic breathing


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asthmatic breathing

[azmat′ik]
Etymology: Gk, asthma, panting; AS, braeth
breathing marked by prolonged wheezing on exhalation caused by spasmodic contractions of the bronchi.

asth·mat·ic breath·ing

(az-matik brēdhing)
Difficulty with breathing typically characterized by wheezing; most generally triggered by an allergic reaction.

asthmatic breathing

Harsh breathing with prolonged wheezing heard throughout expiration.
See also: breathing