Comparison of in vivo airway responsiveness and in vitro smooth muscle sensitivity to methacholine in man.

@article{Roberts1984ComparisonOI,
  title={Comparison of in vivo airway responsiveness and in vitro smooth muscle sensitivity to methacholine in man.},
  author={Jeffrey A Roberts and David Raeburn and Ian W. Rodger and Neil C Thomson},
  journal={Thorax},
  year={1984},
  volume={39 11},
  pages={837-43}
}
Airway responsiveness to methacholine varies between normal people and is increased in patients with asthma. The importance of airway smooth muscle sensitivity in determining in vivo responsiveness is unknown. We have examined this question by comparing in vivo airway responsiveness with in vitro airway smooth muscle sensitivity to methacholine in 10 patients undergoing thoracic surgery. In vivo responsiveness was determined by administration of inhalations of doubling concentrations of… CONTINUE READING
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