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J Allergy Clin Immunol. 1983 May;71(5):468-72.

Effect of atropine on the bronchial response of asthmatic subjects to the inhalation of ultrasonically nebulized distilled water.

Abstract

To determine whether atropine provides protection against the bronchoconstriction that develops in asthmatic subjects after inhalation of ultrasonically nebulized distilled water, we exposed six asthmatic patients to this stimulus with and without pretreatment with atropine (0.04 mg/kg). The mean FEV1 decreased from 3.32 to 2.39 L (-28%) without and from 3.49 to 3.18 L (-9%) with atropine. This protective effect was statistically significant (p less than 0.05), suggesting that cholinergic pathways are involved in the obstructive response to the inhalation of ultrasonically nebulized distilled water.

PMID:
6841826
DOI:
10.1016/0091-6749(83)90463-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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