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Title New and exploratory therapeutic agents for asthma / edited by Michael Yeadon, Zuzana Diamant
Published New York : Marcel Dekker, [2000]
©2000
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 494 pages) : illustrations
Series Lung biology in health and disease ; v. 139
Lung biology in health and disease ; v. 139
Contents Introduction / Claude Lenfant -- Epidemiology of Asthma / Stephen T. Holgate, A.N. Banik -- Defining the Asthmatic Phenotype -- Gene-Environment Interaction in Pathogenesis of Asthma -- Transcription Factors: A Molecular Link Between the Environment and Genes -- Twin Studies -- Family Studies -- IgE, Atopy, and Asthma -- Early Life Origins of Asthma -- Breast-Feeding -- Asthma Variants in Childhood -- Infections in Childhood -- The "Toxic" Environment -- The Role of Allergens in Asthma -- Diet and Lifestyle -- Pathophysiology of Asthma / Peter J. Sterk -- Variable Airways Obstruction -- Bronchoprovocation Tests -- What Protects Normal Subjects Against Bronchoconstriction? -- Excessive Airway Narrowing in Asthma -- Hypersensitivity of the Airways -- Physiological Modulation of Airways Obstruction -- Pharmacological Modulation -- Clinical Implications -- Pathology of Asthma / Ratko Djukanovic -- The Inflammatory Cell Network -- The Pathological Determinants of Asthma Severity -- The Process of Airways Restructuring in Asthma -- Muscarinic Receptor Subtypes and Anticholinergic Therapy / Allison D. Fryer, Richard W. Costello, David B. Jacoby -- General Overview of Muscarinic Receptor Subtypes -- Parasympathetic Control of Airways -- Dysfunction of M[subscript 2] Muscarinic Receptors on the Cholinergic Nerves -- Role of Parasympathetic Nerves in Asthma -- Anticholinergic Drugs -- Treatment of Airway Disease with Anticholinergics -- Long-Acting [beta subscript 2]-Agonist Drugs / Richard Beasley, Julian Crane, Carl D. Burgess
Summary This work addresses treatment strategies for asthma, focusing on the genetics and molecular biology of asthma and pointing the way toward new, commercially viable therapies. It also presents information on the epidemiology, pathology, pharmacology and pulmonology of asthma
Analysis Andre fag (naturvidenskab og teknik) Andre fag
Notes Print version record
Subject Antiasthmatic agents.
Anti-Asthmatic Agents -- pharmacology.
Anti-Asthmatic Agents -- therapeutic use.
Asthma -- drug therapy.
Asthma -- physiopathology.
Form Electronic book
Author Diamant, Zuzana.
Yeadon, Michael.
ISBN 0203910036
0585251398 (electronic bk.)
0824746813 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)
9780203910030
9780585251394 (electronic bk.)
9780824746810 (electronic bk. ; Adobe Reader)