Chapter 90. The Physiology of Airway Smooth Muscle, and its Dynamics in the Bronchial Wall During Development and in Maturity

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Malcolm P. Sparrow and
  2. Howard W. Mitchell

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch20

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Sparrow, M. P. and Mitchell, H. W. (2000) The Physiology of Airway Smooth Muscle, and its Dynamics in the Bronchial Wall During Development and in Maturity, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch20

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

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Keywords:

  • airway smooth muscle;
  • noxious stimuli;
  • electron-microscopy;
  • supramaximum;
  • airway responsiveness

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction-Is There a Role for Airway Smooth Muscle in Normal Lung Function?

  • Development and Physiological Properties of Airway Smooth Muscle

  • Dynamics Of Aimlays Mooth Musclseh Ortening in the Bronchial Wall and Lumen Narrowin

  • Conclusions and Further Prospects

  • References