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Chronic Bronchitis
Chronic Bronchitis

This medical illustration series shows chronic bronchitis, defined as the 'presence of chronic productive cough for 3 months in each of 2 successive years in a patient in whom other causes of chronic productive cough have been excluded.' The exhibit also shows a healthy airway, with bronchioles and alveoli, contrasted with images showing narrowed airways with increased lung congestion (due to mucus) and a resulting decrease in the ability to exchange oxyge (O2) and carbon dioxide (CO2) in the alveolar tissue.

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Last Updated: Apr 30th, 2015

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