bronchial tubes

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bron·chi·al tubes

1. the bronchi and their branches.
2. an airway inserted into a bronchus by way of the trachea.
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Bronchial tubes

The major airways to the lungs and their main branches.
Mentioned in: Common Cold
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During an asthma attack, the bronchial tubes in the lungs become inflamed and narrow, resulting in wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing.
One is a corticosteroid, such as fluticasone (Flovent), which reduces the inflammation of asthma in the bronchial tubes. The other is a bronchodilator, which opens the airways.
ALONG with nine million of us I have a Christmas cold and my bronchial tubes currently sound as if a mouse is eating popping candy in them.
Veins and arteries can roll off a dull edge, and other structures like bronchial tubes are extremely tough.
Alpha receptors are the ones that cause relaxation of smooth muscles around bronchial tubes when stimulated, while stimulation of beta receptors increases heart activity.
According to the National Institutes of Health, aspiration pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs and bronchial tubes, and occurs after breathing in foreign material.
From a physiological point of view, this hypersensitivity results in serious inflammation of the bronchial tubes and the bronchioles in sensitive persons.
It regulates the gland and is found to be curative in cases of goiter (enlargement of the thyroid gland); Dyspepsia (chronic digestive disturbance); Bronchitis (inflammation of the bronchial tubes.); Catarrh (secretions from mucous membranes); High blood pressure; and Arthritis (diseases of the joints).
Breathing in tobacco smoke and dry indoor air can also irritate the bronchial tubes and put you at risk for bronchitis.
The Birmingham race will be his first since he was forced to pull out of the Berlin Marathon last month due to a strong inflammation of his bronchial tubes. The seasonal condition has prevented him running the London marathon since 2007, although he has won the Bupa Great Manchester Run four times and, last year, claimed his first ever Bupa Great North Run.
suffer from asthma, a chronic inflammation or constriction of the bronchial tubes. Boston Ballet physician Bridget Quinn, MD, has treated many a dancing asthmatic.