The Innervation of Bronchial Mucosa

  • Peter K. Jeffery
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (SIOR, volume 1)


The airways which supply the respiratory portion of the lung receive both motor (efferent) and sensory (afferent) fibres. The efferent innervation has in general, excitatory and inhibitory components supplying smooth muscle, blood vessels and submucosal glands.


Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Airway Wall Nerve Bundle Stretch Receptor Tracheal Epithelium 
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  • Peter K. Jeffery
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  1. 1.Department of Lung PathologyCardiothoracic Institute, Brompton HospitalLondonUK

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