Lack of importance of the superior laryngeal nerves in citric acid cough in humans.


The relative importance of laryngeal afferents in the cough reflex in humans is unknown. This study was designed to investigate the importance of superior laryngeal nerve afferents in the cough reflex induced by inhaled nebulized citric acid in awake humans. Nine healthy volunteers had their cough thresholds to inhaled nebulized citric acid measured after… (More)