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Cold-induced responses in the upper respiratory tract.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7710599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recent investigations have shown that the prevalence of bronchial asthma is higher among skiers exposed to cold and dry air than among nonskiers. The upper airway passages are responsible for warming and humidifying the inhaled air. During exercise in cold and dry air, warming and humidifying of the inhaled air continues in the bronchial tree. Under these conditions both nasal and bronchial mucosa are cooled by inspiratory air and remain cooled throughout the respiratory cycle. The air which reaches the bronchoalveolar air space is at body temperature and fully saturated in all conditions. In this article we briefly review the studies carried out regarding the effects of cold air inhalation on the upper respiratory tract.
J J Latvala; K E Reijula; P S Clifford; H E Rintamäki
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arctic medical research     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0782-226X     ISO Abbreviation:  Arctic Med Res     Publication Date:  1995 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-05-15     Completed Date:  1995-05-15     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8602204     Medline TA:  Arctic Med Res     Country:  FINLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  4-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Oulu Regional Institute of Occupational Health, Finland.
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MeSH Terms
Cold Temperature* / adverse effects
Lung / physiology
Respiratory Physiological Phenomena*
Respiratory Tract Diseases / etiology

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