Endocrinological Changes and Asthma

  • G. Piatti
  • S. Centanni


It is well known that the pathogenesis of bronchial asthma is multifactorial. However, fluctuations in sex hormones can also modulate bronchomotor tone, although there is not always agreement on hormonal effects on the airways and in vitro results often conflict with in vivo observations.


Menstrual Cycle Bronchial Smooth Muscle Peak Flow Measurement Plasma Free Cortisol Endocrinological Change 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Piatti
    • 1
  • S. Centanni
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Respiratory Diseases, School of MedicineUniversity of MilanMilanoItaly

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