Bronchitis and Emphysema

Bronchitis

Bronchitis is inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi, the airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the lungs.

bronchitis n : inflammation of the membranes lining the bronchial tubes

189 Moby Thesaurus words for "bronchitis": Asiatic flu, Hong Kong flu, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, adrenitis, aluminosis, amygdalitis, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, appendicitis, arteritis, arthritis deformans, arthritis fungosa, arthritis pauperum, asbestosis, asthma, atrophic arthritis, atrophic inflammation, atypical pneumonia, bituminosis, black lung, blennorrhagic arthritis, brain fever, bronchial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchopneumonia, bunion, bursitis, capillaritis, carditis, catarrh, catarrhal inflammation, cerebellitis, cerebral meningitis, cerebritis, cerebrospinal meningitis, chalicosis, chronic bronchitis, chronic infectious arthritis, chronic inflammation, cirrhotic inflammation, climactic arthritis, clitoritis, cold, colitis, collagen disease, collapsed lung, common cold, coniosis, conjunctivitis, coryza, croup, croupous pneumonia, cystitis, degenerative arthritis, diffuse inflammation, double pneumonia, dry pleurisy, emphysema, empyema, encephalitis, endocarditis, enteritis, epidemic pleurodynia, equine encephalomyelitis, exudative inflammation, fibrinous pneumonia, fibroid inflammation, flu, focal inflammation, gastritis, gingivitis, glossitis, gonococcal arthritis, gonorrheal arthritis, gonorrheal rheumatism, gout, gouty arthritis, grippe, hay fever, hemophilic arthritis, hepatitis, hyperplastic inflammation, hypertrophic arthritis, hypertrophic inflammation, infectional arthritis, infectious hepatitis, inflammation, influenza, irritable bowel syndrome, la grippe, laryngitis, lipoid pneumonia, lobar pneumonia, lumbago, lumbar rheumatism, lung cancer, lung fever, mastoiditis, meningitis, menopausal arthritis, metastatic inflammation, metritis, milk leg, mucous colitis, mumps meningitis, myelitis, necrotic inflammation, nephritis, neuritis, obliterative inflammation, ophthalitis, ophthalmia, orchitis, osseous rheumatism, osteitis, osteoarthritis, osteomyelitis, otitis, ovaritis, paradental pyorrhea, penitis, pericarditis, periodontitis, peritonitis, pharyngitis, phlebitis, pleurisy, pleuritis, pneumococcal pneumonia, pneumoconiosis, pneumonia, pneumonic fever, pneumothorax, podagra, proliferative arthritis, prostatitis, pyonephritis, pyorrhea, pyorrhea alveolaris, quinsy, reactive inflammation, rheum, rheumatism, rheumatiz, rheumatoid arthritis, rhinitis, sclerosing inflammation, seroplastic inflammation, serous inflammation, serum hepatitis, siderosis, silicosis, simple inflammation, sinusitis, sore throat, spastic colon, specific inflammation, subacute rheumatism, suppurative arthritis, suppurative inflammation, swine flu, syphilitic arthritis, tennis elbow, testitis, the sniffles, the snuffles, thrombophlebitis, tonsilitis, torticollis, toxic inflammation, traumatic inflammation, tuberculous arthritis, tuberculous rheumatism, ulcerative colitis, uratic arthritis, ureteritis, urethral arthritis, urethritis, uteritis, vaginitis, vertebral arthritis, virus pneumonia, visceral rheumatism, vulvitis, wet pleurisy, whooping cough, wryneck

Bronchitis \Bron*chi"tis\, n. [Bronchus + -itis.] (Med.) Inflammation, acute or chronic, of the bronchial tubes or any part of them. [1913 Webster]

Emphysema

Emphysema is a long-term, progressive disease of the lungs that primarily causes shortness of breath. Subcutaneous emphysema is a condition when gas or air is present in the subcutaneous layer of the skin.

emphysema n : an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age [syn: {pulmonary emphysema}]

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "emphysema": Asiatic flu, Hong Kong flu, acute bronchitis, adenoiditis, aluminosis, amygdalitis, anthracosilicosis, anthracosis, asbestosis, asthma, atypical pneumonia, bituminosis, black lung, bronchial pneumonia, bronchiectasis, bronchiolitis, bronchitis, bronchopneumonia, catarrh, chalicosis, chronic bronchitis, cold, collapsed lung, common cold, coniosis, coryza, croup, croupous pneumonia, double pneumonia, dry pleurisy, empyema, epidemic pleurodynia, fibrinous pneumonia, flu, grippe, hay fever, influenza, la grippe, laryngitis, lipoid pneumonia, lobar pneumonia, lung cancer, lung fever, pharyngitis, pleurisy, pleuritis, pneumococcal pneumonia, pneumoconiosis, pneumonia, pneumonic fever, pneumothorax, quinsy, rheum, siderosis, silicosis, sore throat, swine flu, the sniffles, the snuffles, tonsilitis, virus pneumonia, wet pleurisy, whooping cough

Emphysema \Em`phy*se"ma\, n. [NL., from Gr. ? inflation, fr. ? to inflate; ? in + ? to blow: cf. F. emphys[`e]me.] (Med.) A swelling produced by gas or air diffused in the cellular tissue. [1913 Webster] {Emphysema of the lungs}, {Pulmonary emphysema} (Med.), a common disease of the lungs in which the air cells are distended and their partition walls ruptured by an abnormal pressure of the air contained in them. [1913 Webster]

Data Sources:

  • bronchitis: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • bronchitis: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • bronchitis: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • emphysema: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • emphysema: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • emphysema: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

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