The Role of Mucus in Cough Research

@article{Rubin2009TheRO,
  title={The Role of Mucus in Cough Research},
  author={Bruce K. Rubin},
  journal={Lung},
  year={2009},
  volume={188},
  pages={69-72}
}
  • B. Rubin
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Lung
Cough is a defense mechanism for promoting airway hygiene when mucociliary clearance is ineffective due to increased mucus secretion, inflammation, infection, or ciliary dysfunction. Secretions can contribute to airflow limitation and chronic hypersecretion can worsen airway inflammation with retained inflammatory cells and mediators. The focus of the Second Annual Cough Conference has been on cough as a troublesome symptom; but to understand the importance and effectiveness of cough clearance… 
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