bronchial cast


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bronchial cast

a fragment of thick, tenacious mucus in the shape of a small bronchus. It is often coughed up as an acute asthma attack resolves.
See also: mucous plug.

bronchial cast

a cylindrical solid or semisolid plug that blocks a bronchus and is sometimes expectorated.

bron·chi·al cast

(brongkē-ăl kast)
A fragment of thick, tenacious mucus in the shape of a small bronchus; often coughed up as an acute asthma attack resolves.

bronchial cast

Mucus formed into the shape of the bronchi in which it was previously lodged.
See also: cast