reactive airways disease


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reactive airways disease

any of several conditions characterized by wheezing and allergic reactions, the most common being asthma, bronchiolitis, and chronic obstructive lung disease.

asth·ma

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An inflammatory disease of the lungs characterized by reversible (in most cases) inflammation and narrowing of the airway. Originally, a term used to mean "difficult breathing"; now used to denote bronchial asthma.
Synonym(s): reactive airways disease.
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