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Could two very different conditions share a similar pathophysiology? 

Could two very different conditions share a similar pathophysiology?
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Could two very different conditions share a similar pathophysiology?
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Brian Hurwitz

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10.1093/med/9780199651559.003.0005
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date: 22 July 2019

Asthma is a term which has been applied to various conditions associated with dyspnoea – hence the names cardiac and renal asthma – but its use should be limited to the affection known as bronchial or spasmodic asthma. All writers agree that there is in a majority of cases of bronchial asthma a strong neurotic element. Many regard it as a neurosis in which, according to one view, spasm of the bronchial muscles, according to the other, turgescence of the mucosa, results from disturbed innervation, pneumogastric or vaso-motor. Of the numerous theories the following are the most important:

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