Does atropine block antigen-induced contraction in canine bronchial rings? A preliminary report.

Isometric contractions recorded with a strain gauge, were elicited with cumulative doses of ascaris suum antigen on fresh canine bronchial rings from 8 dogs. Fifteen rings from 2 spontaneously sensitized dogs reacted with contractions to the antigen, while 11 rings from other dogs did not react. Seven sensitized rings were re-challenged after atropine… CONTINUE READING