Effect of ambroxol on rabbit eustachian tube surfactant

E. Mira, M. Benazzo, M. Manzoni, L. Lligona, M. Salmona, M. T. Tacconi

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Abstract

The effect of ambroxol administration on phospholipid and phosphatidyl-choline contents of rabbit eustachian tube and lung washings and on [14C]-choline incorporation by rabbit eustachian tube and lung tissue has been studied. Despite minor differences, the drug exerts the same activating effect in both locations. The results add a further piece of evidence to the several similarities existing between the lung surfactant and the surface-active substances present on the eustachian tube.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
JournalORL
Volume54
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992

Keywords

  • Ambroxol
  • Eustachian tube
  • Surfactant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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