- acute or chronic inflammation of the membrane lining of the bronchial tubes, caused by respiratory infection or exposure to bronchial irritants, as cigarette smoke.
Origin of bronchitis
Examples from the Web for bronchitis
Contemporary Examples of bronchitis
A fair number explicitly ask for an antibiotic, to cover the possibility that it is “bronchitis” or a “sinus infection.”Without Education, Antibiotic Resistance Will Be Our Greatest Health Crisis
December 19, 2014
Even at 89, after battling a near-fatal bout with bronchitis late last year, Bush continues to be beacon of decency.The Twilight Vindication of George H.W. Bush
Mark K. Updegrove
October 20, 2013
Historical Examples of bronchitis
Miss Matthews' cold proved to be bronchitis, and Bettina insisted on nursing her.Glory of Youth
The former may follow an attack of bronchitis, or it may have a spontaneous origin.Cattle and Their Diseases
Do you want to be laid up with bronchitis or congestion of the lungs?Doctor Luttrell's First Patient
Rosa Nouchette Carey
Her cough seems so much worse, I fear it will turn to bronchitis.We Two
A bronchitis tent should be quickly improvised so that the child can be "steamed."The Mother and Her Child
William S. Sadler
- inflammation of the bronchial tubes, characterized by coughing, difficulty in breathing, etc, caused by infection or irritation of the respiratory tract
- Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes.
- Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the bronchial tubes, often as a result of a cold or other viral infection. Smoking is also a common cause of chronic bronchitis.