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PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, CAUSES, SIGNS AND SYMTOMS
WORK BY: MEGAN, ELIZABETH, JO,GRACE
A route for the supply of oxygen to the body and its cells and for the expiration of carbon dioxide.
The respiratory centre is located in the medulla oblongata and the pons (in the brain stem). Chemoreceptors respond to the changes in the partial pressure of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and the cerebrospinal fluid.
The pathophysiology of asthma is complex and involves the following components:
Airway inflammation in asthma is:
The three main components of the immune system are
Classified according to levels of severity:
Acute severe asthma
Life threatening asthma
Near fatal asthma