Origin of asthma
Examples from the Web for asthma
Asthma is one of the most common diseases among children, affecting roughly one in every eleven kids.More Germs, Less Asthma? Study Shows Babies Exposed to Bacteria and Dander at Less Risk|Brandy Zadrozny|June 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
(Though in keeping with the American obsession for these things May is designated as Allergy & Asthma Awareness Month).Blame Climate Change for Your Terrible Seasonal Allergies|Kent Sepkowitz|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It can also lead to a number of other ailments, including diabetes, asthma, and even heart failure.Research Shows Link Between NSAID Use and Gut Disease|Valerie Vande Panne|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Jane* was barely 40-years-old when her asthma caused her to turn blue and stop breathing.
But new research shows it is indeed real, and may be the cause of asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and more.
The country is free from malarial, billious and lung troubles, general debility and asthma.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, March 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
This struck me and I determined to try this in cases of asthma whenever next opportunity occurred.
"And I will take some of the flesh and dry it as a cure for asthma," said another of the party.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
A lot of good it does us to have all that information about Eben Wheeler's asthma!The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete|Winston Churchill
The latter island is specially ordered as a cure for asthma.
British Dictionary definitions for asthma
Word Origin for asthma
Word Origin and History for asthma
late 14c. asma, asma, from Latin asthma, from Greek asthma "short breath, a panting," from azein "breathe hard," probably related to anemos "wind." The -th- was restored in English 16c.
Medicine definitions for asthma
Science definitions for asthma
Culture definitions for asthma
A chronic disease of the respiratory system, characterized by sudden, recurring attacks of difficult breathing, wheezing, and coughing. During an attack, the bronchial tubes go into spasms, becoming narrower and less able to move air into the lungs. Various substances to which the sufferer has an allergy, such as animal hair, dust, pollen, or certain foods, can trigger an attack.