Pharm ch 37

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Pharm ch 37
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2013-03-18 11:27:18
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  1. allergen
    any substance that evokes an allergic response
  2. allergic asthma
    bronchial asthma caused by hypersensitivity to an allergen or allergens
  3. alveoli
    microscopic sacs in the lungs where oxygen is exchanged for carbon dioxide
  4. antibodies
    immunoglobulins produced by lymphocytes in response to bacteria, viruses, or other antigenic substances
  5. antigen
    a substance that causes formation of an antibody and reacts specifically with that antibody
  6. asthma attack
    the onset of wheezing together with difficulty breathing
  7. bronchial asthma
    • the general term for recurrent and reversible SOB resulting from narrowing of the bronchi and bronchioles
    • often referred to as asthma
  8. bronchodilators
    medications that improve airflow by relaxing bronchial smooth muscle cells
  9. chronic bronchitis
    chronic inflammation of the bronchi
  10. emphysema
    condition of the lung characterized by enlargement of the air spaces distal to the bronchioles

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