Mechanisms of asthma

John G. Teeter, Eugene R. Bleecker

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In recent years, our understanding of basic mechanisms of asthma has increased significantly. This article reviews three specific areas that have been the focus of current asthma research: the role of nitric oxide in the control of airway tone and inflammation, mechanisms of exercise-induced asthma, and current studies in the genetics of asthma. Recent advances in each of these areas have contributed to a better understanding of the pathophysiologic mechanisms in asthma and are important in the diagnosis and therapy of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-28
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent opinion in pulmonary medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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