By Steve Webber, Jan-Anders Karlsson (auth.), Dr. David Raeburn, Dr. Mark A. Giembycz (eds.)

Building at the latest titles within the "Airways tender Muscle" sub-series, the 6th quantity explores physiological and pharmacological strategies within the lung in vivo. some of the animal versions on hand for learning the bronchospasm and irritation linked to human bronchial asthma are completely reviewed through across the world known scientists. particular chapters specialise in the issues of administering medicines to animal airlines, the mechanics of assessing lung functionality within the versions, and describe intimately the species used, from rodents to primates. using genetically altered animals, a space of specific curiosity to molecular biologists, is additionally thought of extensive. This up to date and broadly referenced paintings will turn out priceless to pharmacologists, physiologists and different organic scientists in any respect degrees in academia and within the pharmaceutical industry.

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Unlike the Wright dust feed unit and the fluidized bed generator, the jet mill aerosol generator is efficient in dispersing soft, sticky materials [11]. 4. Liposomes In the development of drugs such as bronchodilators and corticosteroids, which are intended for administration into the airways, efforts are made to maximize the duration of local action and reduce systemic effects. Liposomes have attracted attention since they can markedly alter the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs. They offer a method for sustained drug release which ensures a prolonged therapeutic concentration of the drug in the lung after a single administration.

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