Bronchoconstrictive suggestion in asthma: a role for airways hyperreactivity and emotions.


Using whole-body plethysmographic measurements, asthmatic patients inhaled aerosolized saline presented either as a neutral substance (day 1) or in the guise of a bronchoconstrictor (day 2). Bronchoconstrictive suggestion resulted in increased airway resistance and decreased specific airway conductance, whereas thoracic gas volume was unchanged. The… (More)


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