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bronchial challenge test (redirected from Bronchial Provocation Test)
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pertaining to or affecting one or more bronchi.
bronchial challenge, bronchial challenge test
a challenge test in which a nonspecific agent such as histamine or methacholine is applied to the bronchi and they are assessed for a bronchoconstriction reaction. Also called bronchial provocation
. See inhalational challenge test.
bronchial challenge test Any of a group of functional tests for assessing asthma, in which a nebulised agent—e.g., histamine, methacholine—is sprayed on the bronchial mucosa that evokes bronchoconstriction in asthmatics, which is detected by spirometry; BCT is used to establish a baseline pulmonary functional status.