bronchial hyperresponsiveness

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bronchial hyperresponsiveness

A term referring to exaggerated bronchial constriction of unknown pathogenesis, which most commonly occurs in asthmatics in response to nonspecific provocation (inhalation of various bronchoconstrictors), but also to physical challenges—e.g., exercise, dry or cold air, hypertonic or hypotonic aerosols.

bronchial hyperresponsiveness

Exaggerated bronchial constriction most common in asthma, in response to nonspecific provocation, inhalation of various bronchoconstrictors, but also to physical challenges–eg, exercise, dry or cold air, hypertonic or hypotonic aerosols
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A recent study in Australia involving 1,600 people found that apple and pear intake was associated with a decreased risk of asthma and overall bronchial hypersensitivity.
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