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Bronchial Hyperreactivity

"Bronchial Hyperreactivity" 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.

Tendency of the smooth muscle of the tracheobronchial tree to contract more intensely in response to a given stimulus than it does in the response seen in normal individuals. This condition is present in virtually all symptomatic patients with asthma. The most prominent manifestation of this smooth muscle contraction is a decrease in airway caliber that can be readily measured in the pulmonary function laboratory.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Bronchial Hyperreactivity" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Bronchial Hyperreactivity" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 233 publications over 27 distinct years, with a maximum of 16 publications in 1999
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.