bronchial tube


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bronchial tube

n.
A bronchus or any of its branches.

bronchial tube

One of the smaller divisions of the bronchi.
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While other studies have found that high concentrations of ozone in the air cause inflammation deep within the lung, Aris and his colleagues say they are the first to find inflammation in human bronchial tubes, where asthma and chronic bronchitis do their damage.
It is a disease of the bronchial tubes (called the airways) that typically presents with "wheezing", shortness of breath and/or coughing, particularly in children, which are caused by the allergic reaction between a trigger allergen that enters the body and the antibody called the IgE (Immunoglobulin E).
She was diagnosed as having bronchiectasis, a severe illness of the bronchial tubes that causes serious breathing problems, at the age of 12.
While bronchodilators do open constricted airways, they do not halt the inflammation that can ultimately cause scarring and a permanent narrowing of the bronchial tubes, Kelly notes.
Topical preparations (on a specific surface area such as skin or the lining of the bronchial tubes) may be applied as creams or sprays.
These can lower blood pressure, cause tingling and swelling in mouth and eyes, and close bronchial tubes.
The patient, whose identity is being withheld, had bronchiectasis, an illness of the bronchial tubes that causes serious breathing problems.
Like 10 million others in the United States, Bolden suffers from asthma -- an inflammatory disorder in which smooth muscle fibers surrounding the bronchial tubes sometimes contract, making breathing difficult.
RONCHIECTASIS is caused when bronchial tubes deep in the lungs get damaged and cannot shift mucus.
The unidentified patient from Nagano Prefecture suffered from bronchiectasis, an illness of the bronchial tubes that causes serious breathing problems.
The scientific panel, convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in Bethesda, Md., urges physicians who treat the nation's 10 million asthma patients to prescribe drugs that target the underlying inflammation of the lung's bronchial tubes, instead of relying primarily on the short-term breathing relief provided by inhaled bronchodilator drugs.