"Asthma" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A form of bronchial disorder with three distinct components: airway hyper-responsiveness (RESPIRATORY HYPERSENSITIVITY), airway INFLAMMATION, and intermittent AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION. It is characterized by spasmodic contraction of airway smooth muscle, WHEEZING, and dyspnea (DYSPNEA, PAROXYSMAL).
- Bronchial Asthma
- Asthma, Bronchial
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Asthma".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Asthma".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Asthma" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Asthma" was a major or minor topic of these publication.