Definition of Chronic bronchitis

1. Noun. A form of bronchitis characterized by excess production of sputum leading to a chronic cough and obstruction of air flow.

Generic synonyms: Bronchitis
Specialized synonyms: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Medical Definition of Chronic bronchitis

1. A condition of the bronchial tree characterised by cough, hypersecretion of mucus, and expectoration of sputum over a long period of time, associated with frequent bronchial infection; usually due to inhalation, over a prolonged period, of air contaminated by dust or by noxious gases of combustion. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chronic Bronchitis

chronic acholuric jaundice
chronic active hepatitis
chronic active inflammation
chronic active liver disease
chronic adrenocortical insufficiency
chronic alcoholism
chronic anaphylaxis
chronic anterior poliomyelitis
chronic appendicitis
chronic ataxia
chronic atrophic polychondritis
chronic atrophic thyroiditis
chronic bacillary diarrhoea
chronic bronchitis (current term)
chronic cellular dehydration
chronic cholecystitis
chronic cicatrizing enteritis
chronic conjunctivitis
chronic constrictive pericarditis
chronic cutaneous leishmaniasis
chronic cystic mastitis
chronic desquamative gingivitis
chronic diffuse sclerosing osteomyelitis
chronic discoid lupus erythematosus
chronic disease
chronic dysentery of cattle
chronic eczema

Literary usage of Chronic bronchitis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1916)
"П. chronic bronchitis Etiology.—This affection may follow repeated attacks of acute bronchitis, but it is most commonly met with in chronic lung affections, ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1885)
"His contention is that in children chronic bronchitis may be produced as a ... He considers that it differs essentially from the chronic bronchitis of old ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Schilling is able to state that in chronic bronchitis the good effects of radiotherapy are almost immediately evident, and persist for as long as two or ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"chronic bronchitis may arise as the result of repeated attacks of the acute ... The symptoms and auscultatory signs of chronic bronchitis are on the whole ..."

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