Adrenergic compounds and the respiratory tract. A physiological and electron-microscopical study.

@article{Melville1976AdrenergicCA,
  title={Adrenergic compounds and the respiratory tract. A physiological and electron-microscopical study.},
  author={Gavin Melville and Gerhard Horstmann and J. Iravani},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  year={1976},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={261-9}
}
Studies were undertaken to determine the effect of several adrenergic compounds on ciliary activity and on the micromorphology of the goblet cells and mucous glands. All the substances tested, L-adrenaline, d-L-ephedrine, N-isopropyl-noradrenaline and 1-(4-amino-3, 5-dichlorphenyl)-2-tert-butyl-aminoethanol-HCl increased ciliary activity, but have markedly different effects on goblet cells, mucous glands and on the quality of the produced mucus.