a spasm of the bronchi that makes exhalation difficult and noisy; associated with asthma and bronchitis
difficulty in breathing due to a contraction of smooth muscle in the walls of the bronchi and bronchioles
Bronchospasm or a bronchial spasm is a sudden constriction of the muscles in the walls of the bronchioles. It is caused by the release of substances from mast cells or basophils under the influence of anaphylatoxins. It causes difficulty in breathing which can be very mild to severe. Bronchospasms appear as the feature of asthma, chronic bronchitis, anaphylaxis, as a possible side effect of the drug pilocarpine and also as a side effect for beta blockers and other drugs. It can present as a sign of giardiasis. Bronchospasms are one of several conditions associated with cold housing. Some of the things that can cause bronchospasms are consuming foods, taking medicines, getting insect bites or stings when one is allergic to them, and fluctuating hormone levels, particularly in women. A few of the more common allergens are foods such as eggs, milk, peanuts, walnuts, tree and other nuts, fish, especially shellfish, soy and wheat; insect bites and stings, especially bee stings; and other medicines, especially penicillin and its derivatives.
The numerical value of bronchospasm in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of bronchospasm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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