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A broken bone is also known as a fracture, in which bone continuity ends up being broken. In a majority of these cases, stress on the bone in question or a high-force impact is responsible. Medical conditions, such as brittle bone diseases, some types of cancer, or osteoporosis can also make bones break. Broken bones caused by medical conditions are known as pathological fractures.
Bronchitis happens when the lining of your bronchial tubes, which are responsible for transporting air to your lungs, become inflamed. Thick, sometimes discolored mucus can be associated with this infection. One of the things to know about the condition is that it can be either acute or chronic, depending on the circumstances.