Pathophysiology of dyspnea.

@article{Manning1995PathophysiologyOD,
  title={Pathophysiology of dyspnea.},
  author={Harold L. Manning and Donald A. Mahler},
  journal={Monaldi archives for chest disease = Archivio Monaldi per le malattie del torace},
  year={1995},
  volume={56 4},
  pages={
          325-30
        }
}
Dyspnea may be defined as an uncomfortable sensation of breathing. The sense of respiratory effort, chemoreceptor stimulation, mechanical stimuli arising in lung and chest wall receptors, and neuroventilatory dissociation may all contribute to the sensation of dyspnea. Different mechanisms likely give rise to qualitatively different sensations of dyspnea. In most patients, dyspnea is probably due to a combination of mechanisms. For example, in asthma, a heightened sense of effort… CONTINUE READING
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