Having episodes of wheezing, tightness in the chest, and coughing is an example of asthma.
Origin of asthmaMiddle English asma from Medieval Latin from Classical Greek asthma, a panting, asthma
Origin of asthmaMiddle English asma from Medieval Latin from Greek asthma
left: inflamed bronchial tube with contracted muscles and mucus discharge
right: normal bronchial tube
(usually uncountable, plural asthmas or asthmata)
Borrowing from Ancient Greek ἆσθμα (asthma) ("laborous breathing").