Mechanisms of bronchoconstriction and of thrombocytopenia induced by collagen in the guinea pig.

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Collagen injected to guinea pigs i.v. increased the pulmonary resistance to inflation (bronchoconstriction) and induced thrombocytopenia. Immune platelet depletion protected against the effects of collagen, and has been shown not to prevent bronchoconstriction induced by the prostaglandin/thromboxane A2 precursor arachidonic acid. Use of inhibitors… (More)

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