bronchial arteries


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Related to bronchial arteries: pulmonary plexus, Bronchial veins

bronchial branches

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branches of arteries, vessels, or nerves distributed to the bronchi; the following have branches so named: 1) thoracic aorta; 2) internal thoracic artery; 3) vagus nerves.

bronchial arteries

The first blood vessels to branch from the aorta at the end of the aortic arch, which supply blood to the lungs and the bronchioles.
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Conducting airways receive their blood supply from branches of bronchial arteries, while the terminal respiratory units receive blood from branches of the pulmonary arteries.
These branches persist as enlarged supradiaphragmatic and infradiaphragmatic aortic branches, or as bronchial arteries in cases in which the pulmonary artery does not develop (2).