Bronchospasm is a tightening of the smooth muscle that lines the airways (bronchi or bronchioles) in the lung. This tightening can contribute to a worsening of asthma symptoms, such as wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing.
Bronchospasm can usually be relieved with medicines called bronchodilators.
This condition is also called bronchoconstriction or bronchial spasm.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||Rohit K Katial, MD - Allergy and Immunology|
|Current as of||February 22, 2013|
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