Respiratory tree

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(Zool.) the branched internal gill of certain holothurians.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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* In the respiratory tree, this increase in IgA production leads to enhanced protection against cold and flu viruses.
Weibel's respiratory tree model [7], first reported in 1963, was adopted in the ICRP text book of the respiratory tract and is still cited in papers published in the 2000s [8, 9].
Bilious material was refluxing into the respiratory tree, which was contaminated by thin, green stained secretions, which bubbled during bronchoscopic suctioning through the lima bean sized communication between the trachea and GI tract.
The ventricles and the false and true vocal cords are the most common sites for localized amyloidosis in the respiratory tree. (4) Other sites are the eye, the orbits and the major and minor salivary glands, while sub mucosal deposits have been observed in the nose, paranasal sinuses, nasopharynx, oral cavity, oropharynx, tracheobroncheal tree and lungs.
People cough because viral infections cause excess mucus to form throughout your "respiratory tree" --from your nose, down your throat, down the airways deep into your lungs.
Physiologic change is increased mucus production and reduced cilia beat, resulting in stasis of thickened mucus in the respiratory tree. Thus the stage is set for compromise in the immune response.
The irritant effect of cigarette smoking on the respiratory tree with resultant inflammation might be a contributing factor.
Respirable particles of air pollutants and gaseous agents affect different parts of the respiratory tree depending upon their inherent characteristics [57].
Cohen adds that cigarette smoke exposures go well beyond the respiratory tree. He explains, "Many of the products of tobacco get into the blood stream and can thus affect bacteria in distant locations"--in the joints, heart, and gastrointestinal tract, for example.
When the stethoscope is applied 'smokers rales' are heard over the entire respiratory tree ...
Five T-bar tagged animals experienced a punctured respiratory tree caused by the tagging gun.
Whether the viruses were equally transmissible in 1918, whether they had identical patterns of replication in the respiratory tree, and whether one or both also circulated in the first and third pandemic waves, are unknown.