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Bronchial responsiveness

Question 1

What is the difference between specific and non-specific bronchial responsiveness?

  1. Specific and nonspecific bronchial responsivenessSpecific responsiveness relates to specific stimuli, such as cold air, allergens, physical or toxic stimuli.
  2. Specific and nonspecific bronchial responsivenessNon-specific responsiveness relates to airway responses elicited by unknown stimuli.
  3. Specific and nonspecific bronchial responsivenessSpecific responsiveness implies bronchoconstriction when challenged with histamine or methacholine.
  4. Specific and nonspecific bronchial responsivenessSpecific bronchial responsiveness implies a bronchoconstrictive response when challenged with allergens.
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