asthma attack

respiratory disorder characterized by wheezing; usually of allergic origin
Syn: ↑asthma, ↑bronchial asthma
Derivationally related forms: ↑asthmatic (for: ↑asthma)
Hyponyms: ↑status asthmaticus
Part Meronyms: ↑bronchospasm

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