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Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Mechanics of Breathing

  1. Ann J. Woolcock1,
  2. Solbert Permutt2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030342

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Woolcock, A. J. and Permutt, S. 2011. Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness. Comprehensive Physiology. 727–736.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Bronchial Smooth Muscle Tension
    • 1.1
      Regulation of Airways in Normal Subjects
    • 1.2
      Regulation of Airways in Subjects With Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness
    • 1.3
      Methods for Measuring Bronchial Smooth Muscle Responses
    • 1.4
      Bronckoconstricting Agents
    • 1.5
      Bronchodilating Agents
  • 2
    Bronchial Responsiveness
  • 3
    Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness
    • 3.1
      Early Studies
    • 3.2
      Dose-Response Curves
  • 4
    Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness in Disease
    • 4.1
      Atopic Asthma
    • 4.2
      Nonatopic Asthma
    • 4.3
      Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease
    • 4.4
      Rhinitis
    • 4.5
      Upper Respiratory Infections
    • 4.6
      Occupational Asthma
    • 4.7
      Other Diseases
  • 5
    Relationship Between Increased Bronchial Hyperresponsiveness and Atopy
  • 6
    Summary