Definition of status asthmaticus in English:

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status asthmaticus

Pronunciation: /ˌsteɪtəs asˈmatɪkəs/


[mass noun] Medicine
A severe condition in which asthma attacks follow one another without pause.
Example sentences
  • Magnesium sulfate has been used for more than 50 years to treat status asthmaticus and severe acute asthma without specific guidelines.
  • Leading causes of nontraumatic, noncardiac sports death are exertional hyperthermia, followed by exertional rhabdomyolysis and status asthmaticus.
  • Treatment with aminophylline has been shown to improve oxygenation and reduce the incidence of intubation in children with severe status asthmaticus.

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