Respiratory sensations in asthma: physiological and clinical implications.

@article{Manning2001RespiratorySI,
  title={Respiratory sensations in asthma: physiological and clinical implications.},
  author={Harold L. Manning and Richard M Schwartzstein},
  journal={The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 6},
  pages={447-60}
}
Dyspnea is a cardinal symptom of asthma and may arise from several pathophysiological mechanisms, including pulmonary hyperinflation, stimulation of vagal receptors, and, rarely, chemoreceptor stimulation. The language that patients use to describe their breathlessness may provide important clues about the physiology underlying symptoms in a particular patient. Several physiological derangements may contribute to dyspnea in a given individual. The variability in the severity of breathlessness… CONTINUE READING

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