bronchiolitis

noun
bron·​chi·​ol·​i·​tis | \ˌbräŋ-kē-ō-ˈlī-təs \

Definition of bronchiolitis 

: inflammation of the bronchioles

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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 Horovitz emphasizes that bronchiolitis obliterans, like other ILDs, is not common. Katie Heaney, The Atlantic, "Will Microwave Popcorn Ruin My Lungs?," 27 Oct. 2017 Some ILDs are caused by behavioral factors, like smoking—a condition which Horovitz says is called bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia, or, hilariously, BOOP. Katie Heaney, The Atlantic, "Will Microwave Popcorn Ruin My Lungs?," 27 Oct. 2017 Another thing to consider about swim lessons in young kids—infants especially—is that exposure to chlorine in pools may heighten the risk of respiratory problems such as wheezing, bronchiolitis, and asthma. Melinda Wenner Moyer, Slate Magazine, "Swim Lessons Won’t Keep Your Toddler From Drowning," 19 June 2017 For example, the AAP no longer recommends continuous pulse-oximetry monitoring of children hospitalized for bronchiolitis. Alice Callahan, chicagotribune.com, "New baby monitors offer high-tech peace of mind, and questions," 10 May 2017 For example, the AAP no longer recommends continuous pulse-oximetry monitoring of children hospitalized for bronchiolitis. Alice Callahan, chicagotribune.com, "New baby monitors offer high-tech peace of mind, and questions," 10 May 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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bronchiolitis

noun
bron·​chi·​ol·​itis | \-ō-ˈlīt-əs \

Medical Definition of bronchiolitis 

: inflammation of the bronchioles

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