Definition of status asthmaticus in English:

status asthmaticus

noun

Medicine
  • [mass noun] A severe condition in which asthma attacks follow one another without pause.

    • ‘We report five cases of status asthmaticus (four requiring mechanical ventilation) that were triggered by inhaled heroin and review the pertinent literature.’
    • ‘Mechanical ventilation for status asthmaticus in children over 2 years of age was infrequent.’
    • ‘Leading causes of nontraumatic, noncardiac sports death are exertional hyperthermia, followed by exertional rhabdomyolysis and status asthmaticus.’
    • ‘Magnesium sulfate has been used for more than 50 years to treat status asthmaticus and severe acute asthma without specific guidelines.’
    • ‘Treatment with aminophylline has been shown to improve oxygenation and reduce the incidence of intubation in children with severe status asthmaticus.’

Origin

Modern Latin.

Pronunciation:

status asthmaticus

/ˌsteɪtəs asˈmatɪkəs/