Chapter 104. Non-Steroidai Antiinflammatory Drugs in Asthma

  1. William W. Busse MD1 and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate BSc, MD, FRCP2
  1. Anthony P. Sampson and
  2. Stephen T. Holgate

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch34

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition

How to Cite

Sampson, A. P. and Holgate, S. T. (2000) Non-Steroidai Antiinflammatory Drugs in Asthma, in Asthma and Rhinitis, Second Edition (eds W. W. Busse and S. T. Holgate), Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694923.ch34

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



  • non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs;
  • prostanoids;
  • tumour necrosis factor;
  • neutrophils;
  • bronchial epithelium


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Synthesis of Prostaglandins

  • Nsalds and Cyclo-Oxygenase

  • Prostanoid Formation by Human Lung Cells

  • Actions of Prostanoids on the Lung

  • Nsalds and Experimental Models of Asthma

  • Nsalds and Clinical Asthma

  • A Role for Selective Cox-2 Inhibitors in Asthma Therapy?

  • Acknowledgements

  • References