Afferent receptors in the airways and cough.

  title={Afferent receptors in the airways and cough.},
  author={John G. Widdicombe},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  volume={114 1},
The roles of airway rapidly adapting receptors (RARs) and of C-fibre receptors in the induction of cough are reviewed. It is concluded that, while there is substantial evidence that irritant receptors in the laryngeal wall and RARs in the tracheobronchial mucosa can cause cough, the evidence for such a similar direct role for C-fibre receptors is tenuous… CONTINUE READING