The effect of intranasal fluticasone propionate on the diving reflex in patients with non-eosinophilic non-allergic rhinitis.

@article{Cook1996TheEO,
  title={The effect of intranasal fluticasone propionate on the diving reflex in patients with non-eosinophilic non-allergic rhinitis.},
  author={Julia Anna Cook and John W Hamilton and Andrew S. Jones},
  journal={Rhinology},
  year={1996},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={
          144-6
        }
}
The usual nasal response to head submersion in aquatic mammals is an increase in resistance to airflow, the so-called "diving reflex". Although less well-developed in humans, it is nevertheless present. It is likely to occur due to a relative increase of parasympathetic over sympathetic control of the nasal vasculature. Non-eosinophilic non-allergic rhinitis is thought to be due to a similar imbalance and we have attempted to establish whether the diving reflex is abnormal in this condition and… CONTINUE READING

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