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a condition in which the small airways in the lungs become inflamed by a virus. It is most common in infants, who become breathless in severe cases. Recurrent attacks may lead to asthma
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bronchiolitis in Medicine

bronchiolitis bron·chi·o·li·tis (brŏng'kē-ō-lī'tĭs)
Inflammation of the bronchioles, often associated with bronchopneumonia.

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bronchiolitis in Science
An acute viral infection of the bronchioles seen mostly in infants and young children, caused most frequently by the respiratory syncytial virus.
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