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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Terminal bronchioles may become ectatic as the disease advances.
In rats, which lack respiratory bronchioles, lymphatic vessels are located adjacent to the terminal bronchioles, but not at the alveolar level.
The major site of impact and injury appeared to be the terminal bronchiole and adjacent first-generation respiratory bronchioles, with progressive decrease in both retention of particles and injury in the second- and third-generation respiratory bronchioles.
The adenomatous overgrowth of terminal bronchioles and reduced number of normal alveoli may cause significant pulmonary effects.
The inflammatory response associated with MWCNT exposure was characterized by neutrophilia as determined by BALF cell differentials (Figure 4B) and by using immunohistochemical staining with an anti-neutrophil antibody, which revealed neutrophils near terminal bronchioles and in proximity to macrophages containing O-MWCNTs (Figure 4C).
Congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation is an embrionic developmental disorder characterized by cystic enlargement and overgrowth of terminal bronchioles which are surrounded by various epithelial cells.
the terminal bronchioles, alveolar ducts, and alveolar sacs.