bronchiole

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bronchiole

any of the smallest bronchial tubes, usually ending in alveoli

bronchiole

[′bräŋ·kē‚ōl]
(anatomy)
A small, thin-walled branch of a bronchus, usually terminating in alveoli.
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By the end of this time, major conducting airways to the terminal bronchioles are developed.
Histopathologic Features of Follicular Bronchitis/Bronchiolitis Major features Reactive lymphoid follicles present adjacent to bronchi and bronchioles Lymphoid follicles stain positively for pan B-cell markers CD20 and CD79a In some cases histologic features may overlap with LIP Secondary features Foci of organizing pneumonia Foci of obstructive pneumonia Bronchiolar intraluminal neutrophilic infiltrate Cases may be associated with lymphoid follicles in a lymphangitic distribution along interlobular septa and pleura (diffuse lymphoid hyperplasia) Abbreviation: LIP, lymphocytic interstitial pneumonia.
Scarce attachment of avian influenza viruses to bronchioles and alveoli of harbor seals is consistent with low pathogenicity of these viruses for harbor seals during experimental infection (4-6).
Hogg and colleagues (21) in 1968 first used the term small airways disease to describe airway disease in patients with variably severe chronic airflow obstruction characterized by loss of bronchioles, mucus plugs, and variable amounts of inflammation and fibrosis that involve "the smallest bronchi as well as the bronchioles, so that neither bronchitis nor bronchiolitis is an appropriate term.
8) This type of injury causes fibrosis (thickening and scarring) of the bronchioles, which is the underlying cause of bronchiolitis obliterans.
Below the epithelial layer is a spiralling layer of smooth muscle that grows thicker further down the bronchial tree, but is absent from the bronchioles.
London, May 12 (ANI): Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified a human lung stem cell that is self-renewing and capable of forming and integrating multiple biological structures of the lung including bronchioles, alveoli and pulmonary vessels.
During the beginning of an asthma attack, the muscles surrounding the bronchioles (airways) will constrict, making breathing difficult.
These sites produce physiological responses in heart rate, skeletal muscles, blood vessels, and bronchioles of the lungs and, in essence, prepare the body for a "fight or flight" reaction.
It whistles down the trachea, along the two bronchi and down numerous bronchioles until it meets the alveoli.
The granulomas of tuberculosis may be randomly located or bronchiolocentric, although it is important to remember that granulomas may involve bronchi and bronchioles in virtually any infection, (35) as well as sarcoidosis and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
Spherical objects in particular may become impacted into segmental bronchi and bronchioles and can be particularly challenging to remove.