The effect of beta adrenergic blockade on bronchial sensitivity to acetyl-beta-methacholine in normal and allergic rhinitis subjects

Robert G. Townley, Steve McGeady, Againdra Bewtra

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Abstract

The effect of propranolol inhalation on sensitivity to methacholine inhalation was studied in normal and allergic rhinitis subjects to determine whether beta adrenergic blockade alters sensitivity to mediators in nonasthmatic atopic individuals. A partial beta adrenergic blockade is suggested as being instrumental in asthma. Hay fever patients studied showed similar effects and also developed asthma for the first time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)358-366
Number of pages9
JournalThe Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume57
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1976

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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