ISPE Glossary of Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Terminology

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Asthma

A disease marked by recurrent attacks of distress in breathing (dyspnea), due to some temporary change in the bronchial tubes or to a reflex spasm of the diaphragm. In many or most cases an allergic phenomenon due to sensitization to certain emanations from plants or animals or to food products in respect to which the victim has hypersensitiveness.

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