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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Experiments that demonstrate brief reprieves from lab-induced episodes of bronchial constriction may not translate into a long-term solution for asthma's chronic effects, such as swelling and scarring of airway tubes, notes immunologist K.
Asthma is characterized as an inflammatory disease which can lead to acute, bronchial constriction.
This chemical release triggers the inflammation, bronchial constriction and coughing associated with asthma.
In each of the treated subjects, early asthmatic response - shortness of breath from bronchial constriction that occurs within 15 minutes of exposure to the allergen - were completely abolished.
dust, mold, pollen) interacts with (cross-links) IgE bound to mast cells in the human immune system, these cells release inflammatory chemicals such as histamine and leukotrienes that lead to the inflammation and bronchial constriction of allergic asthma.