bronchial tree

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bronchial tree

[′bräŋ·kē·əl ′trē]
(anatomy)
The arborization of the bronchi of the lung, considered as a structural and functional unit.
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It is well known that patients who die in status asthmaticus do so with their bronchial trees completely blocked with inspissated mucus.
We think that this is probably due to improved muscle tone as a result of regular daily practice of these exercises, leading to more efficient clearing of the bronchial tree.