A further comment on Point:Counterpoint "Airway smooth muscle is/is not useful".


TO THE EDITOR: Lincoln Ford (1) has added two more excuses for airway smooth muscle action. The alarm system makes sense, and the postulate of salvation by peristalsis is intriguing. As for the last sentence in his remarks, I offer a further possible contribution of airway smooth muscle. Consider an obstructed bronchus. Its peripheral tree and its central… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01263.2007


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