status asthmaticus

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status asthmaticus (æsˈmætɪkəs)
 
n
a severe attack of asthma in which the patient may die from respiratory failure if not treated with inhaled oxygen or other appropriate measures

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status asthmaticus status asth·mat·i·cus (āz-māt'ĭ-kəs, ās-)
n.
A condition of severe, prolonged asthma.

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