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Nasal Neural-Chemical Receptors

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Nasal neural-chemical receptors of the nose play an important role in the physiology of both the upper and lower airways. The H1 histamine receptor initiates significant reactions while the H2 histamine receptor is essentially nonfunctional in the nose. Other major nasal receptors are the alpha and beta2 adrenoceptor, cholinoceptor, and the irritant receptor. Understanding the characteristics of these receptors both in terms of agonistic and inhibiting drugs is important in the proper treatment of rhinitis, sinusitis, and asthma.

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Brown University; Division of Allergy, Department of Medicine, R.I. Hospital

Publication date: September 1, 1984

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  • Allergy and Asthma Proceedings is a peer reviewed publication dedicated to distributing timely scientific research regarding advancements in the knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma and immunology. Its primary readership consists of allergists and pulmonologists.

    The goal of the Proceedings is to publish articles with a predominantly clinical focus which directly impact quality of care for patients with allergic disease and asthma.

    Featured topics include asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis, food allergies, allergic skin diseases, diagnostic techniques, allergens, and treatment modalities. Published material includes peer-reviewed original research, clinical trials and review articles.

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