bronchiole

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  • noun

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any of the smallest bronchial ducts

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Variably extensive and variably severe inflammatory and fibrotic changes caused by tobacco smoke that are found in the terminal bronchioles and respiratory bronchioles are termed, respectively, membranous bronchiolitis and respiratory bronchiolitis.
The amount of pigment in terminal bronchioles was significantly correlated with the amount of pigment in respiratory bronchioles, particularly for mineral dusts (linear regression analysis, [R.
Abbreviations: a, alveolus; ad, alveolar ducts; bv, blood vessel; e, airway epithelium; tb, terminal bronchioles.
First, a clear topographic extension of the lesions was perceptible between the first and the last day of infection, with centrifugal spreading from the terminal bronchioles or the alveoli adjacent to the airways.
They also found the virus attaches mostly to alveolar macrophages, including some other cells in the terminal bronchioles.
However, lung biopsy did not demonstrate organizing pneumonia in the terminal bronchioles or alveolar spaces characteristic of BOOP.
As terminal bronchioles penetrate more deeply into the lungs, they divide into microscopic respiratory bronchioles.
The first 16 subdivisions of the bronchi ending in terminal bronchioles are called the conducting airways.
10]), because such particles can reach the terminal bronchioles and alveoli (6).