BRONCHODILATION EFFECTS OF KALACHUCHI LEAVES (PLUMERIA ACUMINATA, FAMILY: APOCYNACEAE) OF ETHANOL EXTRACTS ON CAT-INDUCED BRONCHOCONSTRICTION
Anthony R. Marin*, Irene M. Roco, Virginus K. Okanya, Jehan Nicole C. Olin and Jastine Jewel E. Pancho
Bronchodilation is an expansion of the air passages through the bronchi of the lungs. This is accomplished in medicine by the use of bronchodilator which is a substance that dilates the bronchi and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs. Bronchodilators may be endogenous (originating naturally within the body), or they may be medications administered for the treatment of breathing difficulties. They are most useful in obstructive lung diseases, of which asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are the most common conditions.
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