[A clinical study on determination of plasma vasoactive intestinal peptide and the relationship between plasma vasoactive intestinal peptide and bronchial responsiveness in asthmatics].

Abstract

Vasoactive intestinal peptide (VIP), which is localized in normal human lung, may play an important role in regulating bronchial tone, pulmonary blood flow and mucus secretion. The level of plasma VIP and bronchial responsiveness were studied in patients with asthma, chronic bronchitis and the healthy subjects. The results showed that the level of plasma… (More)

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