Bronchial Tree

Author: Gianpiero Pescarmona
Date: 26/04/2009


A bronchus is a pipe of airway in the respiratory tract that conducts air into the lungs.

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Alveolar pressure

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Bronchial response to external stimuli

  • allergen, dusts
  • tobacco smoke
  • cold or warm air, perfume, pet dander
  • moist air
  • exercise or exertion
  • emotional stress.

The responses include

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