AskDefine | Define bronchitis

Dictionary Definition

bronchitis n : inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes

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English

Noun

bronchitis
  1. An inflammation of the bronchi of the lungs, that causes the cilia of the bronchial epithelial cells to stop functioning.

Translations

inflammation of the lungs

Extensive Definition

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.

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