Regulation of airway mucus secretion

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Abstract

This chapter first briefly summarizes the many components and sources of mucous secretions. The correspondingly varied array of preparations and techniques for measuring mucus output is then discussed. Finally, the regulation of mucus secretion is reviewed. The chapter deals only with the secretory apparatus of the trachea and bronchi. Nasal secretions and their regulation are similar to those of the large airways (1). Little is known about regulation of secretion in the bronchioles (2,3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationTherapy for Mucus-Clearance Disorders
PublisherCRC Press
Pages43-85
Number of pages43
ISBN (Electronic)9781420030457
ISBN (Print)0824707168, 9780824707163
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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    Widdicombe, J. (2004). Regulation of airway mucus secretion. In Therapy for Mucus-Clearance Disorders (pp. 43-85). CRC Press.