Airway hyperresponsiveness.

  title={Airway hyperresponsiveness.},
  author={Paul M O'Byrne and Mark D. Inman},
  volume={123 3 Suppl},
Airway hyperresponsiveness is a characteristic feature of asthma and consists of an increased sensitivity of the airways to an inhaled constrictor agonist, a steeper slope of the dose-response curve, and a greater maximal response to the agonist. Measurements of airway responsiveness are useful in making a diagnosis of asthma, particularly in patients who have symptoms that are consistent with asthma and who have no evidence of airflow obstruction. These tests can be performed quickly, safely… CONTINUE READING