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Definition and Clinical Categories of Asthma
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abnormality acute severe asthma adults aerosol agents airflow obstruction airway function airways obstruction airways resistance allergens allergic alveolar pressure aminophylline antibody antigen arterial aspergillosis assessment asthmatic attack asthmatic children asthmatic patients asthmatic reaction atopic atropine attack of asthma beclomethasone bronchi bronchial provocation testing bronchoconstriction bronchodilator cause cells changes chest childhood asthma chronic bronchitis clinical clinicians corticosteroid treatment corticosteroids develop disease dose drugs dust effect eosinophils episodes evidence exercise extrinsic factors FEV1 flow rate histamine hospital hyper-reactivity hypersensitivity important increase infection inhalation inhibited intrinsic asthma isoprenaline levels lung function lung volume measurements mucus muscle non-atopic normal subjects occur oral patients with asthma peak expiratory flow peak flow PEFR pollen prednisolone prevalence pulmonary reduced respiratory tract response salbutamol sensitive shown skin tests sodium cromoglycate specific IgE sputum status asthmaticus steroid aerosols steroids stimulation studies symptoms therapy usually ventilation vital capacity wheeze wheezy bronchitis