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What conditions cause contraction of bronchiole smooth muscle?

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Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 11 years experience
Asthma: Asthma is the prototypical disease whereby reversible bronchiolar smooth muscle constriction leads to tight airways and obstructive lung symptoms. Copd, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, also has a component of smooth muscle constriction.
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