Effect of dexamethasone and endogenous corticosterone on airway hyperresponsiveness and eosinophilia in the mouse.


1. Mice were sensitized by 7 intraperitoneal injections of ovalbumin without adjuvant (10 micrograms in 0.5 ml of sterile saline) on alternate days and after 3 weeks exposed to either ovalbumin (2 mg ml-1 in sterile saline) or saline aerosol for 5 min on 8 consecutive days. One day before the first challenge, animals were injected intraperitoneally on a… (More)


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