Viewpoint: untoward effects of beta-adrenoceptor agonists in asthma.

Abstract

Beta-adrenoceptor agonists are potent and selective relaxants of airway smooth muscle. They produce symptomatic bronchodilatory effects and are the most widely used therapy in asthma. In patients with asthma, they usually effect a reduction of airway resistance, but there have been several reports of episodes of increased airway obstruction, arterial… (More)

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