bronchoalveolar fluid

bronchoalveolar fluid

a fluid containing several lytic enzymes that serves to remove inspired particulates from the pulmonary airways.

bron·cho·al·ve·o·lar flu·id

(brong'kō-al-vē'ŏ-lăr flū'id)
A liquid containing several lytic enzymes that serves to remove inspired particulates from the pulmonary airways.
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At 8 weeks of age, the investigators measured cytokine levels in bronchoalveolar fluid to evaluate inflammatory responses and airway responsiveness to methacholine (a bronchoconstrictor).
First isolation of Tropheryma whipplei from bronchoalveolar fluid and clinical implications.
The bronchoalveolar fluid was obtained by centrifugation and stored at -20 [degrees] C until use.
Procoagulant and plasminogen activator activities of bronchoalveolar fluid in patients with pulmonary sarcoidosis.
20) demonstrated increases in cystatin C and cathepsin L in bronchoalveolar fluid from emphysema patients, possibly pointing to a disease- and not a drug-related phenomenon.
Polymerase chain reaction testing is one of the newer methods for diagnosis, and it has been used to detect Legionella in the urine, serum, sputum, and bronchoalveolar fluid.
Moreover, the reduced levels of IL-5 observed in serum, lung homogenates and bronchoalveolar fluid demonstrated the anti-inflammatory mechanisms of L.
The CD4/CD8 ratio in the bronchoalveolar fluid was normal.
Increased levels of NGF have been found in the serum, bronchial tissue, and bronchoalveolar fluid of patients with allergy and asthma (Bonini et al.
Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction was used to detect segments of the M (matrix), N (nucleoprotein), and F (fusion) genes of human metapneumovirus in bronchoalveolar fluid from 30 infants with severe respiratory syncytial virus bronchiolitis.
The bronchoalveolar fluid cultures for fungi and mycobacteria had remained negative.