Chapter 81. Airway Hyperresponsiveness

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Giuseppe N. Colasurdo and
  2. Gary L. Larsen

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch11

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Colasurdo, G. N. and Larsen, G. L. (2000) Airway Hyperresponsiveness, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor of Medicine Head, Clinical Immunology, University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School, Department of Medicine, Madison Wisconsin, USA

  2. 2

    Clinical Professor of Immuno-Pharmacology, Medical Specialties, Southampton General Hospital, Youthampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632041756

Online ISBN: 9780470694923



  • airway hyperresponsiveness;
  • cell membranes;
  • allergic rhinitis;
  • airway inflammation;
  • aminophylline


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic Concepts: Airway Responsiveness

  • Assessment of Airway Responsiveness

  • Stimuli That Increase Airway Responsiveness in Humans

  • Stimuli That Decrease Or Prevent Increases in Airway Responsiveness in Humans

  • Conclusion

  • Acknowledgements

  • References