Marijuana: Respiratory Tract Effects

  title={Marijuana: Respiratory Tract Effects},
  author={K. Owen and M. Sutter and T. Albertson},
  journal={Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology},
  • K. Owen, M. Sutter, T. Albertson
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • Clinical Reviews in Allergy & Immunology
  • Marijuana is the most commonly used drug of abuse in the USA. It is commonly abused through inhalation and therefore has effects on the lung that are similar to tobacco smoke, including increased cough, sputum production, hyperinflation, and upper lobe emphysematous changes. However, at this time, it does not appear that marijuana smoke contributes to the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Marijuana can have multiple physiologic effects such as tachycardia, peripheral… CONTINUE READING
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