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The Constrictor Effect of the Endothelins on Bronchiolar and Tracheal Smooth Muscle

  • Winifred G. Nayler

Abstract

Shakespeare might have been describing the consequences of inhaling endothelin-1, because irrespective of whether the polypeptide is administered by aerosol (Lagente et al. 1989) or it is applied topically (Uchida et al. 1988; Hay 1989; Turner et al. 1989 a, b) bronchiolar and tracheal smooth muscle respond by developing a sustained contraction.

Keywords

Status Asthmaticus Tracheal Smooth Muscle Respiratory Epithelial Cell Constrictor Response Relaxing Agent 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Winifred G. Nayler
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  1. 1.Department of Medicine Austin and Repatriation HospitalThe University of MelbourneHeidelbergAustralia

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