Bronquiolo asmático y bronquiolo normal

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Bronquiolo asmático y bronquiolo normal

El asma es una enfermedad en la cual la inflamación de las vías aéreas causa una restricción del flujo de aire dentro y fuera de los pulmones. Cuando se presenta un ataque de asma, se incrementa la producción de moco, se endurecen los músculos del árbol bronquial y el recubrimiento de los conductos aéreos se hincha, lo que reduce el flujo de aire y produce el característico jadeo.

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  • Last Reviewed on 07/09/2012
  • David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc., and Denis Hadjiliadis, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

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