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Related to bronchial challenge: Bronchial Provocation Test
1. to administer a chemical substance to a patient for observation of whether the normal physiological response occurs.
2. in immunology, to administer antigen to evoke an immunologic response in a previously sensitized individual.
3. the administration of such a substance in order to assess for a response; called also provocation.
bronchial challenge (inhalational challenge) bronchial challenge test.
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bronchial challengeInhalation of antigens to detect allergic reactions; in a positive BC, the Pt's temperature and WBC count rise, and the FEV1, and FVC fall within 4–12 hrs of inhalation
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