Impairment of tracheal ring ciliary activity by halothane.


The effects of varying concentrations of halothane on tracheal ciliary activity were studied using a ferret tracheal organ culture technique. Using 1% and 2% halothane produced no impairment of ciliary activity, while 3% halothane caused some ciliostasis; 4% and 5% halothane produced rapid cessation of ciliary activity. Recovery was prompt and complete… (More)


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@article{Manawadu1979ImpairmentOT, title={Impairment of tracheal ring ciliary activity by halothane.}, author={B R Manawadu and Steven Mostow and Frederic Laforce}, journal={Anesthesia and analgesia}, year={1979}, volume={58 6}, pages={500-4} }