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Cilia, Mucus, and Mucociliary Interactions




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ISBN 9780824701383
Published February 26, 1998 by CRC Press
616 Pages

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Book Description

Written by nearly 60 of the world's leading investigators in this rapidly expanding field, this state-of-the-art reference furnishes detailed presentations on the basic science and clinical aspects of cilia, mucus, and mucociliary interactions.
Providing stimulating coverage of the latest information in a single source, Cilia, Mucus, and Mucociliary Interactions

  • discusses the genetic determinants of mucociliary system structure and function
  • explains ciliary wave activity in cell-cell communication
  • elucidates many of the key physiological processes in ciliary regulation
  • reveals possible means of treating irregularities in mucus secretion and clearance
  • improves understanding of clinical syndromes, including abnormalities pertaining to nasal sinuses, upper and lower airways, and the systemic role of cilia
  • approaches the clinical management of mucociliary dysfunction logically using currently available diagnostic and therapeutic techniques
  • and much more!
    Containing bibliographic citations, tables, equations, drawings, and photographs, this exhaustive guide is essential reading for physiologists, pulmonologists, otolaryngologists, pediatricians, microbiologists, basic scientists, and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.