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What event occurs first in the pathogenesis of asthma

Inflammatory mediators inflame the airways and contract smooth muscle

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What event happens once the airways become obstructed with mucus

Bronchial spasm occurs

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Which drugs are used for the control of mild intermittent asthma

None

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What amount of dose of corticosteroids may alter a patient immunity

Greater than 20 mg a day or 2 mg for 14 days

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Which medications should not be given to a patient who has asthma and nasal polyps

Aspirin naproxen ibuprofen

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Is ephedrine found in over-the-counter products such as primatene mist

Yes

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Which formulation is coding available for the management of coughs

Guaifenesin an expectorant (mucinex)