bronchiole


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Related to bronchiole: respiratory bronchiole, terminal bronchiole

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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The main functions of the fetal lung are to produce amniotic fluid and a material called surfactant that reduces the surface tension of the fluids that line the bronchioles and alveoli.
Using n3D technology, however, researchers were able to magnetically levitate bronchiole tissue to the air-liquid interface so that airborne toxins can be exposed to the epithelial layer of the tissue, just as would occur in human lungs.
By the end of this time, major conducting airways to the terminal bronchioles are developed.
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The lungs of control animals showed prominent tumor nodules around terminal bronchiole.
Trachea and lung (including bronchus, bronchiole, and pulmonary alveoli) from 3 animals per species were examined.
After the terminal bronchiole, the following seven generations of dichotomous divisions are called respiratory bronchioles and serve the gas-exchanging parenchyma consisting of budding alveoli.
Each "grape," or alveolus, shares with other alveoli an opening into a duct connecting it to the respiratory bronchiole.
The final generation of membranous bronchiole is termed terminal bronchiole and opens into a functional unit of the lung termed an acinus, which is composed of respiratory bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and alveoli.
Grading of Severity of Fibrosis for Asbestosis Cases Grade 0 No appreciable peribronchiolar fibrosis, or less than half of bronchioles involved Grade 1 Fibrosis confined to the walls of respiratory bronchioles and the first adjacent tier of adjacent alveoli, with involvement of more than half of all bronchioles on a slide Grade 2 Extension of fibrosis to involve alveolar ducts and/or 2 or more tiers of alveoli adjacent to the respiratory bronchiole, with sparing of at least some alveoli between adjacent bronchioles Grade 3 Fibrotic thickening of the walls of all alveoli between at least 2 adjacent respiratory bronchioles Grade 4 Honeycomb changes Table 2.