bronchus

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  • noun

Synonyms for bronchus

either of the two main branches of the trachea

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It reduces the ability of the bronchial tubes to clear mucus, which results in patients coughing up phlegm, often in large quantities every day - which is very tiring and can be socially embarrassing.
You can start coughing again from around 72 hours after giving up, when the microscopic hairs in the throat which help food travel downwards and stop infection start to work again, lungs start to clear out mucus and other debris, and the bronchial tubes relax.
According to the American Lung Association, approximately 20 million Americans have asthma, a chronic inflammatory disorder that occurs when the walls of the bronchial tubes become inflamed, causing the muscles to constrict and extra mucus to be produced.
He explained: "The coal dust lodges in the bronchial tubes which causes a build-up of excess mucus in the lungs.
In cystic fibrosis, however, an increase in the amount of salt present on the surface of the lung bronchial tubes, inactivates this natural defense system.
The illness is typified by inflamed bronchial tubes, thick mucus in the chest, cough, and a whistling sound when breathing.
CF is caused by a defective gene inherited from the parents, resulting in a thick mucus clogging the lungs and bronchial tubes, .
Now patients can initiate, early in their treatment, a preventative therapy proven effective in reducing the underlying inflammation of asthma in the bronchial tubes.
Asthma occurs when the walls of the bronchial tubes become inflamed, causing the muscles to constrict and extra mucus to be produced.
The condition is caused by a defective gene, inherited from the parents, which results in a thick, sticky mucus which clogs the lungs and bronchial tubes making it hard to breathe.
Bronchitis is an inflammatory disease of the windpipe and its bronchial tubes.
Influenza is a contagious viral infection of the nose, throat, bronchial tubes and lungs.
Safwat said asthma is characterised by the inflammation of the bronchial tubes with increased production of mucus secretions inside.
The airways or bronchial tubes, allow air to come in and out of the lungs.