Kian Fan Chung's Airway Smooth Muscle in Asthma and COPD: Biology and PDF

By Kian Fan Chung

ISBN-10: 0470060662

ISBN-13: 9780470060667

During this ebook, top researchers in drugs and molecular pharmacology clarify the mobile mechanisms that keep watch over airway delicate muscle. The capacity during which those are disrupted in illness, and the pharmacologic thoughts in which they're changed are mentioned and destiny healing interventions are identified. Aimed at experts in pulmonology, this quantity presents the clinician with the hottest details on one of many middle physiological strategies in airway ailment, and provides insights into present and destiny methods to management. Authoritative replace on key mechanisms of airway constriction in bronchial asthma and COPDRelates most recent learn to bronchodilator therapyMulti-contributed textual content, co-coordinated via of the top specialists within the box.

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