[brong-koh-noo-mohn-yuh, -moh-nee-uh, -nyoo-]
- a form of pneumonia centering on bronchial passages.
Origin of bronchopneumonia
Also called bronchial pneumonia.
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It is non-specific when it may be due to a variety of organisms, as enteritis (generally), bronchopneumonia, wound infections.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
In general, the distinction between pleuropneumonia and bronchopneumonia is not difficult to make.
The lung tissue in bronchopneumonia is not enlarged, but rather more contracted than the normal tissue around it.
The neighboring lung tissue, when collapsed and involved in bronchopneumonia, has the color and consistency of pale-red flesh.
- inflammation of the lungs, originating in the bronchioles
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- Acute inflammation of the walls of the smaller bronchial tubes, with irregular areas of consolidation due to spread of the inflammation into the peribronchiolar alveoli and the alveolar ducts of the lungs.bronchial pneumonia
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