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Concept Unique Identifier (CUI): C0006270

NCI Thesaurus Code: C12684  (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Semantic Type: Body Part, Organ, or Organ Component

NCIt Definition: The smallest subdivisions of the bronchial tree, which are both acartilagenous and aglandular.

RADLEX Definition: Anatomy. - Bronchioles are non-cartilage-containing airways. Terminal bronchioles are the most distal of the purely conducting airways; they give rise to respiratory bronchioles, from which the alveoli arise and permit gas exchange. Respiratory bronchioles branch into multiple alveolar ducts (30). Radiographs and CT scans. - Bronchioles are not identifiable in healthy individuals, because the bronchiolar walls are too thin (4). In inflammatory small-airways disease, however, thickened or plugged bronchioles may be seen as a nodular pattern on a chest radiograph or as a tree-in-bud pattern on CT scans. [Fleischner Society]

NCI-GLOSS Definition: A tiny branch of air tubes in the lungs.

CSP Definition: smaller airways in the lungs; minute subdivisions of the bronchi that terminate in the alveoli (oxygen exchange apparatus).

MSH Definition: The small airways branching off the TERTIARY BRONCHI. Terminal bronchioles lead into several orders of respiratory bronchioles which in turn lead into alveolar ducts and then into PULMONARY ALVEOLI.

Synonyms & Abbreviations: (see Synonym Details)
Bronchiole structure (body structure)
Bronchiole structure
Bronchioles set
Bronchioles
bronchiole
Bronchioli
bronchiolus
Lobular bronchiole
Set of bronchioles
Structure of lobular bronchiole (body structure)
Structure of lobular bronchiole

External Source Codes: 
NCI Thesaurus Code C12684 (see NCI Thesaurus info)

Other Properties: Property Definitions
Name Value Source
ACTIVE 1 SNOMEDCT_US
AN inflammation = BRONCHIOLITIS or specifics MSH
AQL AB AH BS CH CY DE DG EM EN GD IM IN IR ME MI PA PH PP PS RE SE SU TR UL VI MSH
AUTHORITY Cornelius Rosse FMA
AUTHORITY Rosse MD FMA
AUTHORITY Terminologia Anatomica 1998 FMA
CASE_SIGNIFICANCE_ID 900000000000448009 SNOMEDCT_US
CHARACTERISTIC_TYPE_ID 900000000000011006 SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XC0EG SNOMEDCT_US
CTV3ID XUGP3 SNOMEDCT_US
DATE_LAST_MODIFIED May 13 1996 3:56:52:443PM FMA
DC 1 MSH
DEFINITION_STATUS_ID 900000000000074008 SNOMEDCT_US
DID 2612-3620 CSP
DX 20090101 MSH
EFFECTIVE_TIME 20020131 SNOMEDCT_US
HN 2009; use BRONCHI 1984-2008 MSH
ICD-O-3_CODE C34.9 SNOMEDCT_US
LANGUAGE Latin FMA
MDA 20080708 MSH
MMR 20160601 MSH
MN A04.411.125.500 MSH
MODIFIER_ID 900000000000451002 SNOMEDCT_US
PM 2009; see BRONCHI 1984-2008 MSH
SUBSET_MEMBER 446608001~MAPTARGET~C34.9 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 723264001 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 734138000~TARGETCOMPONENT~278982001 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 734138000~TARGETCOMPONENT~361962006 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XC0EG SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000497000~MAPTARGET~XUGP3 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000508004~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000548007 SNOMEDCT_US
SUBSET_MEMBER 900000000000509007~ACCEPTABILITYID~900000000000549004 SNOMEDCT_US
TA_ID A06.5.02.026 FMA
TERM_LEVEL Related ICDO
TERMUI T005648 MSH
TERMUI T717251 MSH
TH NLM (2009) MSH
TH UNK (19XX) MSH
TRANSLATION Spanish: Bronquiolos FMA
TYPE_ID 900000000000003001 SNOMEDCT_US
TYPE_ID 900000000000013009 SNOMEDCT_US
UWT Anatomical Structure UWDA
UWT Organ Part UWDA

Additional Concept Data:  (none)

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