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bronchodilation

Pronunciation: brong′kō-dī-lā′shŭn

Definition:

  1. Increase in caliber of the bronchi and bronchioles in response to pharmacologically active substances or autonomic nervous activity.
  2. Rarely used term for bronchiectasis.

Synonym(s): bronchodilatation

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