Chemical Agents in Bronchial Provocation Tests

  • P. Magyar


In addition to bronchoconstriction mediators, various pharmacological agents, and hypo- and hyperosmolar solutions, several other chemical agents can provoke bronchospasm if they are inhaled. With few exceptions these are occupational agents or air pollutants and are discussed as such in the approporiate chapters of this book. However, they are also used for bronchial provocation tests (BPTs) in order to clarify the etiological or stimulating factors of bronchospasm, especially in patients with asthma, or for research purposes.


Allergic Rhinitis Chronic Bronchitis Disodium Cromoglycate False Negative Test Bronchial Provocation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Magyar
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  1. 1.Department of PulmunologySemmelweis Medical UniversityBudapestHungary

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