bronchoconstriction

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bronchoconstriction

[¦bräŋ·kō·kən¦strik·shən]
(physiology)
Narrowing of the air passages in bronchi and bronchioles.
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About Bronchial Thermoplasty (BT) Bronchial Thermoplasty applies therapeutic radiofrequency/thermal energy to the airway wall to reduce excessive smooth muscle, and help minimize airway constriction.
We know that breathing cold, dry air induces airway constriction in asthmatics.
For some people, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment stops the groaning which suggests that catathrenia may result from upper airway constriction.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease with symptoms including reversible airway constriction, chest tightness, cough, and wheezing.
When MK-571 binds with this receptor, it blocks at least one type of leukotriene from docking, and thus may prevent airway constriction.
In the lung agents given by inhaled aerosol can block cholinergicinduced airway constriction.
Dust particles as large as 10 [micro]m can deposit in the lung airways and cause bronchial airway constriction.
At the same time, researchers reported evidence suggesting that a common mold can trigger potentially catastrophic airway constriction in some asthma suffers.
During the out-patient investigative procedure the Alair System is used to deliver thermal energy to the airway walls to reduce the amount of airway smooth muscle, the tissue responsible for airway constriction and breathing difficulties in asthma patients.
This inflammation goes on to induct airway constriction and reduce lung function.
Bronchial Thermoplasty, an out-patient investigative procedure, uses the Alair(R) System from Asthmatx to deliver thermal energy to the airway walls to reduce the presence of airway smooth muscle, the tissue responsible for airway constriction and breathing difficulties in asthma patients.
Bronchial thermoplasty (BT), which is the first device-based asthma treatment approved by the FDA, is a novel outpatient procedure that delivers precisely controlled thermal energy to reduce excess airway smooth muscle that is associated with airway constriction in patients with asthma.