bronchial tube


Definition of bronchial tube

: a primary bronchus or any of its branches

Examples of bronchial tube in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, a tumor was discovered around the teen's left bronchial tube, and in March this year, his condition worsened. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "18-year-old given months to live marries his high school sweetheart," 22 May 2020 In some cases, the infection travels from the sinus and bronchial tubes into deep lung tissue, triggering severe pneumonia that drowns the victim. Los Angeles Times, "Too many ‘shiny objects’: Why it’s risky to promise a coronavirus vaccine and cure," 1 May 2020 These symptoms happen due to swelling that occurs around the larynx (the vocal cords), trachea (windpipe), and bronchi (bronchial tubes). Korin Miller, SELF, "HGTV's Tarek and Christina El Moussa's Son Was Hospitalized for Croup," 16 Oct. 2018 But their more gnarly relatives attach in the lungs and bronchial tubes, causing more serious infections. Sara Harrison, Wired, "Ask the Know-It-Alls: What Is a Coronavirus?," 7 Feb. 2020 Bronchitis is a condition in which the airways in the lungs (aka the bronchial tubes) become inflamed. Leah Groth,, "Lady Gaga Just Cancelled Her Las Vegas Show Because of Bronchitis and a Sinus Infection," 7 Nov. 2019 Van Goor’s fix used cells derived from human bronchial tubes to test the potential of drugs. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "‘A game-changer’: How Vertex delivered on cystic fibrosis," 23 Oct. 2019 These include medicines that patients inhale to open bronchial tubes., "Brigham and MGH, two of the state’s best-known teaching hospitals, help make up Partners HealthCare, the largest health care provider in Massachusetts.," 25 Sep. 2019 Not just any run-of-the-mill, tickle-in-the-throat cough, bronchitis is a respiratory condition in which the lining of your bronchial tubes become inflamed, the Mayo Clinic explains. Amy Marturana, SELF, "8 Bronchitis Symptoms Everyone Should Know," 28 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of bronchial tube

circa 1722, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of bronchial tube

: a primary bronchus also : any of its branches

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