Sensory C Fiber Mediate Mucociliary Responses to Airway Irritants

  • S. Lindberg
Conference paper

Abstract

Airway irritants are known to accelerate mucus flow rate in the airways after shortterm exposure in vivo in several species including man. These irritants include cigarette smoke, sulfur dioxide and sulfuric acid. The similarities between the effects of various irritants suggest a nonspecific response (1). The purpose of the present study was to investigate possible mechanisms behind this response.

Keywords

Catheter Sulfuric Acid Smoke Choline Acetylcholine 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Lindberg
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Oto-Rhino-LaryngologyUniversity HospitalLundSweden

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