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Synonyms for bronchus

either of the two main branches of the trachea

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For a less invasive acute treatment, peppermint tea or oil can help to relax smooth muscles in the bronchial passages. (50) Care should be taken not to give too much (no more than 12 drops of oil), as it can also reduce the tone of the lower esophageal sphincter and contribute to acid reflux.
Subsequent wildfires can irritate the bronchial passages and lungs, thereby exacerbating chronic respiratory illnesses and increasing the risk for acute respiratory infection (e.g., bronchitis and pneumonia).
Bronchitis is an irritation of the mucus membranes in the lungs' bronchial passages that causes a build-up of phlegm, as well as coughing spells and breathlessness.
The symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath due to a narrowing of the bronchial passages or airways in the lungs and to excess mucus production and inflammation.
Asthma is often worse at night, when adrenaline levels are low and bronchial passages shrink slightly.
Dust particles 10 microns in diameter and larger are considered to be large enough to either be caught in the nasal passages, or brought back up out of the upper lungs by cilia, the hair-like media in the upper lungs and bronchial passages. Particles 2.5 micron and smaller are believed to settle in the lower area of the lungs.
"I gave him a shot of adrenalin and hydrocortisone and also gave him something to open up the bronchial passages in his lungs.