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asthma

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
asthmaasth‧ma /ˈæsmə $ ˈæzmə/ ●○○ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 MIa medical condition that causes difficulties in breathing
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asthmaOr you have an asthma attack?Of course, large hurdles remain before asthma sufferers can breathe easier.If Richard, who suffers badly from asthma, had children, they might not get asthma.Frederick was plagued with one illness after another throughout his childhood, mainly suffering from asthma and other breathing problems.Over time, you should be able to recognize your own asthma triggers and develop a prevention or treatment plan for them.We were later told about Piggy's asthma which stopped him from doing many physical things like swimming and running.There are a number of medications available to treat asthma attacks and to prevent attacks in the first place.She's coped with asthma and she's sure her children could.
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