Bifurcation

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Bifurcation

When a non-linear dynamic system develops twice the possible solutions that it had before it passed its critical level. A bifurcation cascade is often called the period doubling route to chaos because the transition from an orderly system to a chaotic system often occurs when the number of possible solutions begins increasing, doubling each time.
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Type I is defined by a normal tracheobronchial pattern, with the tracheal bifurcation at the fourth to fifth thoracic vertebral level.
Miskovitz and Steinberg (cited by Rice and Baker (11)) reported that pulsion diverticula occur most commonly above the tracheal bifurcation.
Macroscopic examination of specimens from infected chickens showed extensive hyperemia of the respiratory tract, followed by exudate and casts extending from the tracheal bifurcation to the secondary bronchi.