Beta-agonists and surfactant in eustachian tube function.

The presence of surface tension lowering substances (surfactants) is demonstrable in the Eustachian tube (ET) and the middle ear, both in animals and in humans. In the lungs, beta-adrenoceptor agonists stimulate the secretion of surfactant; and it has been suggested that beta-agonists have a similar effect both in the ET and the middle ear, because opening… CONTINUE READING