Bronchitis


Bronchitis

ICD9 = ICD9|466, ICD9|491
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Bronchitis is an inflammation of the bronchi.

More specifically, it may refer to:
*Acute bronchitis, caused by viruses or bacteria and lasting several days or weeks
*Chronic bronchitis, a persistent, productive cough lasting at least three months in two consecutive years.

In bronchitis, the membranes lining the larger bronchial tubes become inflamed and an excessive amount of mucus is produced. The person with bronchitis develops a bad cough to get rid of the mucus.


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  • Bronchitis — Bronchitis …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Bronchitis — (f) eng bronchitis …   Arbeitssicherheit und Gesundheitsschutz Glossar

  • Bronchitis — Bron*chi tis, n. [Bronchus + itis.] (Med.) Inflammation, acute or chronic, of the bronchial tubes or any part of them. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bronchītis — (griech.), Entzündung der Luftröhrenverzweigungen, s. Bronchialkatarrh …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bronchitis — Bronchītis (grch.), s. Bronchialkatarrh …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • bronchitis — coined in Mod.L. 1808 by Charles Bedham, from bronchia (see BRONCHIAL (Cf. bronchial)) + ITIS (Cf. itis) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bronchitis — ► NOUN ▪ inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes. DERIVATIVES bronchitic adjective & noun …   English terms dictionary

  • bronchitis — [bräŋ kīt′is] n. [ BRONCH(O) + ITIS] an inflammation of the mucous lining of the bronchial tubes bronchitic [bräŋkit′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

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