Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness and Asthma: Unanswered Questions

  • J. Orehek


Inhalation of pharmacological agents known to constrict isolated airways results in excessive airway narrowing in patients with asthma as compared to normal subjects (bronchial hyperresponsiveness = BH) [4, 23]. This feature was recognized more than 40 years ago and it has given birth to two commonly accepted concepts.


Airway Smooth Muscle Allergy Clin Immunol Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness Bronchial Hyperreactivity 
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