acute or chronic inflammation of the membrane lining of the bronchial tubes, caused by respiratory infection or exposure to bronchial irritants, as cigarette smoke.
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inflammation of the bronchial tubes, characterized by coughing, difficulty in breathing, etc, caused by infection or irritation of the respiratory tract
bron·chit’ic (-kĭt’ĭk) adj.
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes, often as a result of a cold or other viral infection. Smoking is also a common cause of chronic bronchitis.
bronco. a combining form representing bronchus, or bronchia, in compound words: bronchopneumonia. Historical Examples The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon Wyn Roosevelt Cowboy Songs Various Adventures In Friendship David Grayson The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine Redskin and Cow-Boy G. A. (George Alfred) Henty The Pony Rider Boys in Texas Frank Gee Patchin The Pony […]
See under candidiasis. any of a variety of infections caused by fungi of the genus Candida, occurring most often in the mouth, respiratory tract (bronchocandidiasis) or vagina. noun
a substance that acts to dilate constricted bronchial tubes to aid breathing, used especially for relief of asthma. noun any drug or other agent that causes dilation of the bronchial tubes by relaxing bronchial muscle: used, esp in the form of aerosol sprays, for the relief of asthma bronchodilator (brŏng’kō-dī-lā’tər, -dī’lā-) A drug that widens […]
a form of pneumonia centering on bronchial passages. Historical Examples Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture The Fundamentals of Bacteriology Charles Bradfield Morrey Special Report on Diseases of Cattle U.S. Department of Agriculture noun inflammation of the lungs, originating in the […]