status asthmaticus

/ (æsˈmætɪkəs) /

noun

a severe attack of asthma in which the patient may die from respiratory failure if not treated with inhaled oxygen or other appropriate measures

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Medical definitions for status asthmaticus

status asthmaticus
[ ăz-mătĭ-kəs, ăs- ]

n.

A condition of severe, prolonged asthma.
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