bronchial tubes


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bron·chi·al tubes

1. the bronchi and their branches.
2. an airway inserted into a bronchus by way of the trachea.

Bronchial tubes

The major airways to the lungs and their main branches.
Mentioned in: Common Cold
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Breathing in tobacco smoke and dry indoor air can also irritate the bronchial tubes and put you at risk for bronchitis.
The Birmingham race will be his first since he was forced to pull out of the Berlin Marathon last month due to a strong inflammation of his bronchial tubes.
It can't go that far in the windpipe; that passage branches into the smaller bronchial tubes.
suffer from asthma, a chronic inflammation or constriction of the bronchial tubes.
A microscopic examination of tissues throughout the airways revealed that the virus caused damage primarily to the upper airway -- the trachea and bronchial tubes a[euro]"- but tissue damage in the lower airway, including deep in the lungs, was present as well.
Asaad Ibrahim Mohammad Asfour, 51, who had lung cancer and cancer of the bronchial tubes, is the latest victim of Israel's siege on Gaza which began in 2007.
Sinusitis and bronchiectasis -- an abnormal dilation of the walls of the bronchial tubes that makes it difficult to clear the airways -- are also common.
Studies have found that aspiration of food, bacteria and saliva from the oral cavity can lead to inflammation of the lungs and bronchial tubes.
Folic acid supplements seem to give that protection by preventing intestinal polyps from turning cancerous; cellular changes in the cervix (neck of uterus); and precancerous cells in the bronchial tubes of heavy smokers.
And tests later revealed he died of the killer lung infection, which causes the air sacs in the lungs and the bronchial tubes to become inflamed and fill with fluid.
Diagnosis becomes more complicated when severe airway obstruction prevents an effective amount of medication from entering the bronchial tubes.
A IT sounds very much like your GP has covered all the probable causes and that the cough you have is due to mild inflammation of the lungs and bronchial tubes as a result of the initial infection you had.