ISBN 9780824794965,Beta 2-agonists in Asthma Treatment

Beta 2-agonists in Asthma Treatment



Routledge a Taylor & Francis Group

Publication Year 1997

ISBN 9780824794965

ISBN-10 0824794966


Number of Pages 472 Pages
Language (English)

Medical diagnosis

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!