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Asthmatic bronchiole and normal bronchiole

Asthmatic bronchiole and normal bronchiole

Overview

Asthma is a disease in which inflammation of the airways causes airflow into and out of the lungs to be restricted. When an asthma attack occurs, mucus production is increased, muscles of the bronchial tree become tight, and the lining of the air passages swells, reducing airflow and producing the characteristic wheezing sound.

Update Date 5/14/2014