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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Together, these new findings provide additional support for a dominant role of genes of innate immunity in nonallergic reactive airways disease.
CONCLUSIONS: The Nlrp3 inflammasome is required for the development of ozone-induced reactive airways disease.
The three stores within each cluster were matched on geographic location, percent of Medicaid-insured adults with reactive airways disease (a proxy for socioeconomic status), and the number of prescriptions filled (high versus low volume).
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Clear understanding of the host factors that contribute to the response to ozone is important for several reasons, including identification of susceptible individuals and the potential development of novel therapeutic interventions in reactive airways disease.