bronchodilation

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bronchodilation

[¦bräŋ·kō‚dī′lā·shən]
(physiology)
Widening of the air passages in bronchi and bronchioles.
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Caffeine causes several effects such as stimulating central nervous system; increasing respiratory rate, bronchodilatation, lipolysis, and dieresis, gastrointestinal disturbances, cardiac arrhythmias [14,15] potentially hypertensive palpitations [16].
Ephedrine stimulates the heart rate, increases blood pressure, promotes bronchodilatation, and exhibits pronounced effects on the central nervous system (CNS) by binding to adrenergic receptors.
to the age of two years, the method has come into use more widely, either in assessing the decrease in [R.sub.int] during bronchodilatation (BD) or the increase in [R.sub.int] during bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) testing.
1) is a sympathyomimetic agonist at both Alpha - and b-adrenergic receptors, which determine an increase of cardiac rate and contractility, peripheral vasoconstriction, bronchodilatation and central nervous system (CNS) stimulation [14].
Ipratropium bromide (IB) is an anticholinergic agent that produces bronchodilatation within 20-30 minutes.
Salbutamol provides effective bronchodilatation and it is warranted in the treatment of acute attacks characterized by expiratory obstruction in infants and young children.
Is concluded that psammotherapy has preferable non-specific antiinflammatory and bronchodilatation effect that is accompanied by reliable decrease of exudative-inflammatory updates in bronchi and bronchiolae, an increase of respiration motions, normalization of main indices of inflammatory process activity.
In other forms of exertion, such as physical exercise, caffeine actually has a positive effect, producing bronchodilatation and increasing cardiac output.