bronchoconstriction


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bronchoconstriction

[¦bräŋ·kō·kən¦strik·shən]
(physiology)
Narrowing of the air passages in bronchi and bronchioles.
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Pharmacodynamics Montelukast causes inhibition of airway cysteinyl leukotriene receptors as demonstrated by the ability to inhibit bronchoconstriction due to inhaled LTD4 in asthmatics.
Additionally, 6-shogaol was found to dissolve F-active filaments that are involved in bronchoconstriction.
Exercise-induced bronchoconstriction means the transient narrowing of the airways that occurs during or after exercise.
The guidelines define exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (EIB) as "acute airway narrowing that occurs as a result of exercise.
The airways maintain a degree of resting bronchoconstriction, or "motor tone", determined in part by stimulation from the parasympathetic nervous system acting on muscarinic receptors in the smooth muscle.
brevis that cause classic red tide symptoms of bronchoconstriction, watering eyes, and slowed mucociliary clearance.
4) In patients with a history of exercise-induced asthma, inhaled heparin did not affect respiratory parameters, partial thromboplastin time or heart rate, and prevented post-exercise bronchoconstriction.
SABAs, also described as rescue medications, are administered to provide quick relief of bronchoconstriction, cough, tightness of the chest and wheezing.
The inflammation results in narrowed, swollen airways and increased mucus, and frequently is accompanied by constriction of the smooth muscle in the airways, or bronchoconstriction, causing difficulty breathing and the familiar wheeze often associated with the disease.
19) These findings suggest that oral supplementation may reduce the tendency towards bronchoconstriction in magnesium-deficient asthmatics.