Bronchi


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bronchi

 [brong´ki] (L.)
plural of bronchus.

bron·chi

(brong'kī),
Plural of bronchus.

bronchi

(brŏng′kī′, -kē′)
n.
Plural of bronchus

bronchi

Plural of bronchus, the large-bore air passages that lead from the trachea to the lungs. The bronchi are lined by ciliated columnar cells and mucus cells designed to rid the lungs of particulate debris, and ensheathed in muscle and cartilage.

bron·chi

(brong'kī)
Plural of bronchus.

Bronchi

Two main branches of the trachea that go into the lungs. This then further divides into the bronchioles and alveoli.
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Why it happens The most common causes are a lung infection during childhood, such as pneumonia or whooping cough that damages the bronchi, and smoking.
We collected 1.0 cm-long fragments of the cranial and caudal portions of the trachea, tracheal bronchus, main bronchi and lungs, washed in distilled water for 20 min and post-fixed in 1 % osmium tetroxide solution (Polyscience[R], Inc.
It can be explained by lower activity of an inflammatory process in the bronchi in children from the Groups I and II associated with reduced transudation of protein through the vascular wall.
Amyloidosis may affect various tissues and organs, commonly kidneys, heart, liver, nervous system, and skin, while very rarely it affects trachea and bronchi.
Groundnuts were the most commonly aspirated foreign bodies with a majority being localized in the bronchi. In majority of the patients, the foreign bodies were retrieved successfully by rigid bronchoscopy.
Particles of 2-6 [micro]m in diameter, thought to be deposited in the bronchi by analysis using the cascade impactor, are targeted to relatively proximal bronchi (Figure 4).
However, whether the truncation of terminal bronchi will influence the airflow in the model is unknown.
It was observed that the primary right and left bronchi arise from the bifurcation of the trachea, immediately dorsal to the base of the heart.
Rarely are they encountered within the bronchi, and rarely still do they get large enough to cause symptoms.
In addition, distance at which apical bronchi was given off was also recorded.
This condition results in airway dilatation in the trachea and bronchi. Tracheal diverticula may also occur, mainly in the posterior trachea [8].
When foreign bodies are stuck in the bronchi for a long time, various complications such as atelectasis, chronic lung infection, abscess, and bronchiectasis may develop (2).