Beta 2-agonists in Asthma Treatment

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Romain Pauwels, Paul O'Byrne
Taylor & Francis, Jun 20, 1997 - Medical - 472 pages
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This authoritative, timely resource analyzes every important topic related to the most frequently prescribed anti-asthma medications-comprehensively examining the use of beta2-agonists from molecular interactions with the beta-receptor to clinical and therapeutic applications in acute and chronic conditions.
Includes lively discussion sections that address controversies involving the use of beta2-agonists and synthesizes current information into practical treatment guidelines!
Written by world-renowned experts representing prestigious institutions in 12 countries, Beta2-Agonists in Asthma Treatment
  • summarizes the history of beta-agonists in asthma treatment
  • explains the molecular action and effect of beta2-agonists on airway effector cells and inflammation
  • discusses in detail beta2-agonist pharmacokinetics
  • reviews inhalation devices and techniques
  • compares the pharmacological characteristics of long-acting versus short-acting beta2-agonists
  • addresses the possible influence of beta2-agonists in the deterioration of asthmatic conditions and increased mortality
  • delineates the role of beta2-agonists in treating acute and chronic asthma in both children and adults
  • and much more!
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