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Bronchitis (cont.)

Synonyms and Keywords

bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, upper respiratory infection, asthma, inflammation of the bronchi, inflammation of the lungs, bronchial airways, bronchial airway narrowing, breathing passages, airways, chronic airway inflammation, allergen, wheeze, dyspnea, airway narrowing, noisy breathing, difficulty breathing, reactive airways disease, RAD, reversible airway obstruction, increased bronchial reactivity, airway inflammation, passive smoke inhalation, allergic disease, aeroallergen exposure, viral respiratory illness, airway hyperreactivity, AHR, airway remodeling, atopy, asthma triggers, nonallergic rhinitis, early allergic response, EAR, late allergic response, LAR, chest tightness, breathlessness, bronchial hyperresponsiveness, BHR, exposure to allergens, exposure to environmental irritants, exposure to viruses, exposure to cold air, allergic rhinitis, acute bronchoconstriction, airway edema, chronic mucous plug formation, hay fever, upper respiratory infection, cold, flu, bacterial pneumonia, viral pneumonia, bronchitis symptoms, symptoms of bronchitis

Authors and Editors

Author: John P. Cunha, DO

Editors: Steven Doerr, MD and Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

REFERENCES:

MedscapeReference.com. Bronchitis.

WebMD.com. Asthmatic Bronchitis.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/22/2012

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