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Response to bronchodilators assessed by lung mechanics.
  1. A Greenough,
  2. B G Loftus,
  3. J Pool,
  4. J F Price


    Abnormalities of compliance and functional residual capacity were shown in eight young children aged 2-8 years with asthma during an acute attack. In a randomised, placebo controlled study treatment with bronchodilator (salbutamol) was associated with a significant improvement in compliance and lessening of hyperinflation as shown by a reduction in functional residual capacity.

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