intrinsic asthma


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intrinsic asthma

[in′trin·sik ′az·mə]
(medicine)
Asthma caused by a respiratory tract infection.
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Though extrapolation of this information has long been applied to intrinsic asthma in a clinical setting, exciting new research is showing that BSS suppresses Th2 cytokines as well as reduces eosinophilia in serum and bronchoalveolar fluid in asthma-induced guinea pigs.
For reliever therapy, the primary bronchodilators are the short-acting beta-agonists (SABA), although anticholinergic agents may be suitable for older adults, for those intolerant of SABA, and for patients with nocturnal or intrinsic asthma.
Intrinsic asthma is a less common form of the disease.