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Induction of airway remodeling and persistent cough by repeated citric acid exposure in a guinea pig cough model.

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Summary of "Induction of airway remodeling and persistent cough by repeated citric acid exposure in a guinea pig cough model."

A previous study involving guinea pigs showed that repeated cough could increase peripheral airway smooth muscle area, which can also aggravate cough. The airway pathologic changes produced by prolonged cough are still unknown.

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Name: Respiratory physiology & neurobiology
ISSN: 1878-1519
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