Bronchial hyperresponsiveness today.

  title={Bronchial hyperresponsiveness today.},
  author={Peter J. Sterk},
  journal={Respiratory medicine},
  volume={87 Suppl B},
  • Peter J. Sterk
  • Published in Respiratory medicine 1993
  • Medicine
  • Patients with airflow limitation are currently classified into the clinical categories asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), based on symptoms, signs and abnormalities in function (1). One of the most prominent functional characteristics of patients with asthma (2) or COPD (3) is airway hyperresponsiveness (also called: bronchial hyperresponsiveness). This refers to an increase in the ease and degree of airway narrowing to inhaled bronchoconstrictor stimuli of chemical or… CONTINUE READING

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