Conditioning as a Cause of Asthmatic Attacks; A Laboratory Study

  • Egbart Dekker
  • Henk E. Pelser
  • Juda Groen


A number of authors have written on the role which conditioning may play as a cause of attacks of asthma. Their evidence, however, was mostly indirect, mainly based on clinical histories as obtained from the patients. Some of our former observations on asthmatic attacks provoked by emotional stimuli under controlled laboratory conditions also seemed in line with a conditioning mechanism although they did not represent classical examples of such a mechanism.


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  • Egbart Dekker
  • Henk E. Pelser
  • Juda Groen

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