Bronchospasm (also called bronchoconstriction or bronchial spasm)
is a tightening of the smooth muscle that lines the airways (bronchi or
bronchioles) in the lung. This tightening can contribute to a worsening of
asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing.
Bronchospasms can usually be relieved with medicines called
February 13, 2011
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology
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