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  1. The average adult breathes approximately __________ times per day.
  1. The larynx is a _______________.
  1. The sympathetic nervous system regulates involuntary functions, including heart rate, blood pressure, digestion and respiration in response to emotional stress and/or physical exertion.
  1. Agonists bind to receptors to stimulate a specific response, while antagonists bind to receptors to block a specific response.
  1. Antagonists bind to receptors to stimulate a specific response, while agonists bind to receptors to block a specific response.
  1. Three layers make up the walls of the trachea and bronchi:
  1. More than ____________ people in the United States have asthma.
  1. Asthma is considered persistent when symptoms occur more than _______________.
  1. Whereas a patient with symptoms throughout the day, nighttime awakenings every week or two, daily use of SABAs and some limitation of normal activity may be classified as having _______________.
  1. Asthma is assigned to the most severe category of any one finding.
  1. Step down in therapy can be considered following at least _______________.
  1. The goals of asthma therapy include _______________.
  1. The Expert Panel Report 3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma (EPR-3) was released in __________.
  1. Asthma medications may fall into two categories:
  1. There are three types of inhalation devices usually used for the control and treatment of asthma, the pressurized metered-dose inhaler (pMDI), the dry powder inhaler (DPI) and the nebulizer.