Effects of cigarette smoking and short-term smoking cessation on airway responsiveness to inhaled methacholine.


Threshold of airway responsiveness to methacholine aerosol was determined in 53 apparently healthy persons. In 18 nonallergic nonsmokers matched according to sex and age to 18 nonallergic smokers, the mean methacholine threshold of airway response (T), as measured using partial flow-volume curves, had a tendency to be greater in nonsmokers, but the… (More)


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