Thromboxane receptor blockade with BM 13,177 following toxic airway damage by smoke inhalation in sheep.

Thromboxane may play an important role in the pathogenesis of smoked mediated injury. We studied this possibility in 13 chronically instrumented sheep, which had the left lung exposed to smoke. BM 13,177, a thromboxane receptor antagonist, was given intravenously to six animals prior to smoke inhalation and during the experimental period. Seven animals… (More)