bronchodilation


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bron·cho·di·la·tion

(brong'kō-dī-lā'shŭn),
1. Increase in caliber of the bronchi and bronchioles in response to pharmacologically active substances or autonomic nervous activity.
2. Rarely used term for bronchiectasis.
Synonym(s): bronchodilatation

bronchodilation

[-di′ lā′shən]
Etymology: Gk, bronchos, windpipe; L, dilatare, to widen
a widening of the lumen of the bronchi, allowing increased airflow to and from the lungs.

bron·cho·di·la·tion

(brong'kō-dī-lā'shŭn)
Increase in caliber of the bronchi and bronchioles in response to pharmacologically active substances or autonomic nervous activity.

bron·cho·di·la·tion

(brong'kō-dī-lā'shŭn)
Increase in caliber of bronchi and bronchioles in response to pharmacologically active substances or autonomic nervous activity.

bronchodilation (brong´kōdī-lā´shən),

n the dilation of a bronchus; the operation of dilating a stenosed bronchus.
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