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"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).

This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Asthma" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Asthma" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 3253 publications over 31 distinct years, with a maximum of 172 publications in 2023
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