Overview of animal models of asthma.

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Abstract

Asthma is an inflammatory disease characterized by airways obstruction, airways hyperresponsiveness, excessive mucous secretion and cough. Guinea pig airways display many anatomical, physiological and pharmacological attributes of human airways, making this species ideal for modeling the asthmatic condition. This unit provides an overview of animal models of asthma, including definitions, descriptions of available animal models, and discussion of numerous critical issues to consider before designing a model to study this complex disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)Unit 5.25
JournalCurrent protocols in pharmacology / editorial board, S.J. Enna (editor-in-chief) ... [et al.]
VolumeChapter 5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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