The word “asthma” is from the Greek word, azein – to breathe hard. It was officially named as a respiratory condition by Hippocrates circa 450 BC.
World English Dictionary
Dictionary.com. 2014. the definition of asthma. [online] Available at: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/asthma [Accessed: 19 Mar 2014].
Wikipedia. 2014. Hippocrates. [online] Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippocrates [Accessed: 19 Mar 2014].
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