Sensory C Fiber Mediate Mucociliary Responses to Airway Irritants

  • S. Lindberg
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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.


Cigarette Smoke Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Mucociliary Activity Muscarinic Blockade Respirat Environ Exercise 
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Authors and Affiliations

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

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