PMID: 3993868Feb 1, 1985

Bronchial challenge with serotonin in asthmatics

P Tønnesen


Bronchial challenge with serotonin creatinine in phosphate buffer was performed in 20 stable asthmatics. In contrast to some earlier studies we observed no changes in FEV1 or FVC 0 and 2 min after provocation with increasing concentrations of serotonin (maximal concentration 20 mg/ml). In the first eight patients the PC20 histamine was 0.125-0.65 mg/ml, performed on a separate day. In three other asthmatics serotonin chloride 20 mg/ml did not affect lung function or produce any subjective symptoms. Serotonin can not be used to evaluate non-specific bronchial hyperreactivity in asthmatics.


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