Electrolyte and other chemical concentrations in tracheal airway surface liquid and mucus.

@article{Robinson1989ElectrolyteAO,
  title={Electrolyte and other chemical concentrations in tracheal airway surface liquid and mucus.},
  author={Nicholas P Robinson and H. Kyle and Stephen E. Webber and John G. Widdicombe},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={66 5},
  pages={2129-35}
}
With the ferret in vitro tracheal preparation, we measured the electrolyte and chemical composition of airway surface liquid (ASL) under control conditions and when drugs were added to promote submucosal gland secretion and to change epithelial ion transport. Control ASL was hyperosmolar (342 +/- 2.8 mosmol/kg) compared with ferret plasma and surrounding… CONTINUE READING