Bronchospasm

Bronchospasm refers to a sudden constriction of the bronchial wall muscles.

It is caused by the release (degranulation) of substances from mast cells or basophils under the influence of anaphylatoxins.

It can be precipitated in many situations

Its debilitating effects in difficulty in breathing can be which can be very mild to severe. Treatment is usually with beta 2-adrenergic agonists.

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rID: 54340
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bronchial spasm

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