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An event resulting in a cascade of intracellular activities.
The decision part of a firearm, the pulling of which, even if the gun being held is not loaded, is a critical element in a crime and a virtually indisputable sign of culpability.
An “if-then” clause placed in legislation, such that if certain actions do not occur by a predetermined date, then a specific action is taken. Triggers can be “hard” or “soft”, depending on the severity of the needed corrective measures.
Any event(s) that causes a contingency plan to be implemented—e.g., a critical supplier does not deliver a product in an appropriate timeframe.
A factor that initiates and aggravates a behaviour or response.
A factor that may exacerbate asthma; a stimulus which causes an increase in asthma symptoms and/or airflow limitation.
Any device or situation in which a minimal effort has a disproportionately great consequence.
triggerPulmonology A factor that may exacerbate asthma; a stimulus that causes an ↑ in asthma Sx and/or airflow limitation
Patient discussion about trigger
Q. What is the ingredient in perfume or Cologne that will trigger an asthma attack? There is something in cologne/perfume that's not in body spray that triggers my asthma. I went out with a friend and he had on cologne and my asthma starting bothering me. Before going out my asthma hadn't bothered me in months because I stay away from things that may trigger an attack. This often happens with other things like bleach, ajax or any bad odor
Q. how can these trigger his episodes and what exactly has happened to him? My son is a bipolar patient. We took him to the doctor as his manic episode has started again. This episode was a high one as compared to his previous episodes. Previous episodes used to get triggered due to his work related stress. He keeps himself in routine which makes his life comfortable. Recently he went on a vacation with his colleagues. Once he was back I found his condition was worse and soon his episodes started again. His regular medicines were not of any help. So I took him to the doctor. His medicines were not changed except a new one was added. Doctor had told to reduce on any stress as much as possible. Strictly he has been told to reduce on anything which triggers stress like coffee, tea, high sugar intake, on cigarettes as well. How can these trigger his episodes and what exactly has happened to him?
Q. what is the difference between tender points and trigger points. I read somewhere in the net that there are two points called tender and trigger points which are one of the symptoms of fibromyalgia. Is that true? If so what is the difference between tender points and trigger points?