Bronchitis (plural bronchitides) refers to inflammation of large airways (i.e. bronchi).


It is considered a generic term referring to inflammation of the bronchial wall, representing the common final response of the airways to various irritants 3.


This may be acute or chronic and can be precipitated by a variety of conditions:

See also


Article information

rID: 31119
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Bronchitides
  • Bronchial wall inflammation
  • Bronchial inflammation

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