bronchiolitis

noun
bron·​chi·​ol·​i·​tis | \ ˌbräŋ-kē-ō-ˈlī-təs How to pronounce bronchiolitis (audio) \

Definition of bronchiolitis

: inflammation of the bronchioles

Examples of bronchiolitis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For transplant recipients, bronchiolitis obliterans is like having an unstoppable asthma attack, Pavletic says. Mitch Leslie, Science | AAAS, "New drugs aim to disarm the immune system’s ‘atomic bomb’ cells," 5 Mar. 2020 That kind of damage is consistent with acute bronchiolitis, a very common type of infection similar to the common cold — but testing showed that it was not caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Canadian Teen Gets 'Popcorn-Lung' Illness from Vaping," 21 Nov. 2019 Doctors initially suspected the teen had bronchiolitis - a lung condition usually caused by a bacterial or viral infection - but tests came back negative for infection. Brittany Shammas, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Popcorn lung’ may have brought teen close to death after vaping for months, doctors say," 22 Nov. 2019 Instead, the condition of his lungs suggested a potential case of bronchiolitis obliterans, the medical term for popcorn lung. Brittany Shammas, Anchorage Daily News, "‘Popcorn lung’ may have brought teen close to death after vaping for months, doctors say," 22 Nov. 2019 Popcorn lung, or bronchiolitis obliterans, is an inflammatory condition that affects the bronchioles, tiny airways in the lungs. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, "Teen in Canada develops 'popcorn lung' symptoms after vaping flavors and THC," 22 Nov. 2019 The Journal Sentinel investigation also detailed how five workers at a Texas coffee roasting facility became gravely ill from a serious and sometimes fatal lung disease called bronchiolitis obliterans. Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "10 coffee-roasters found to have high levels of dangerous chemicals in the air that make workers sick," 16 May 2018 Wilson referenced a Colorado study that found 16 percent of kids hospitalized for a lung infection called bronchiolitis showed they had been exposed to marijuana smoke. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "More parents are smoking pot around kids; children inhaling second-hand smoke," 14 May 2018 Beth Foster, based in the UK, recently wrote a Facebook post explaining how her 6-week-old daughter Myah had run-of-the-mill cold symptoms that turned into something much more dangerous: bronchiolitis. Jackie Frere, Redbook, "A Mom Is Warning Parents About This Cold-Like Symptom After Her Baby Was Hospitalized," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of bronchiolitis

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bronchiolitis

New Latin

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The first known use of bronchiolitis was in 1887

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“Bronchiolitis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bronchiolitis. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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bronchiolitis

noun
bron·​chi·​ol·​itis | \ -ō-ˈlīt-əs How to pronounce bronchiolitis (audio) \

Medical Definition of bronchiolitis

: inflammation of the bronchioles

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