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Bronchiolitis

Similar term(s): acute viral bronchiolitis .

Definition:

Inflammation of the bronchioles, the smallest air passages of the lungs.

The term usually refers to acute viral bronchiolitis, a common disease of the respirtatory tract that is caused by viruses and that commonly affects children under twelve months of age.

Source: GreenFacts

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bronchi
Bronchioles in the respiratory system

Source: United States Federal Government  (public domain)

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Bronchitis - Respiratory tract

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