Airway responsiveness

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Although hyperresponsiveness has been recognized to be a characteristic of COPD for some time, the question of whether it is a true risk factor (i.e. predates the onset of COPD) or results from the disease process itself has been intensely controversial. Cross-sectional studies, of which there have been many, are unable to disentangle the causal chain in this complex relationship.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Second Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781444113938
ISBN (Print)9780340807187
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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