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Bronchial Thermoplasty Role of Airway Smooth Muscle (ASM)

Company : Asthmatx Inc

UMDC Code : 455338

Airway smooth muscle is located within the walls of airways in the lung. There is typically an increase in the amount of airway smooth muscle in the lungs of patients with asthma. This increased airway smooth muscle mass has the potential to increase airway responsiveness and constriction in response to external stimuli, such as dust, allergens, cold air or stress. Although current medications are reasonably successful in controlling inflammation and contraction of airway smooth muscle in the majority of patients with asthma, some patients with severe persistent asthma continue to suffer from excessive bronchoconstriction that is integral to an asthma “attack” (exacerbation).

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Last Updated : 03/16/2013

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