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Experimental Studies on Airway Smooth Muscle Responses

  • Arend Bouhuys
Part of the Verhandlungen der Gesellschaft für Lungen- und Atmungsforschung book series (VGLA)

Abstract

Airway smooth muscle in vivo is exposed to stimuli from chemical mediators, neurotransmitters, prostaglandins and exogenous drugs. Contractile responses of airway smooth muscle, in asthma and in experimental guinea pig anaphylaxis, may depend to a large extent on the balance between these contractile and relaxant stimuli, and on their interactions.

Key words

Bronchial asthma Guinea pig anaphylaxis β-adrenergic blockade Cholinergic blockade Hydrocortisone Prostaglandins. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arend Bouhuys
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Yale University Lung Research Center and John B. Pierce FoundationNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Lung Research CenterYale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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