Marijuana and asthma 
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 Marijuana and asthma

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>   i think {*filter*} relaxes the smooth muscle in alveoli, and may counter the
>   effects of asthma through this mechanism...

>This sounds like pot-head histology to me. What smooth muscle in the alveoli
>are you talking about? Perhaps you are referring to your *experience* of
>breathing easier in much the same fashion as a practitioner of acupuncture
>suggests that points utilized to treat asthma "open the chest."  Whereas in
>the case of Chinese Medicine however, I can imagine bronchodilatation and
>vasoconstriction secondary to sympathetic stimulation relieving the asthmatic
>symptomatology, I'm quite sure the purported benefit from "the fumes of the
>weed" does not have an organic basis....smoke being the respiratory irritant
>that it is.

thc is a bronchial dilator and has been prescribed for asthma.  smoking out
of a bong reduces the amount of harmful smoke by something like 90%, and
a vaporizer produces pure thc vapor.

adam



Sun, 26 May 1996 03:50:10 GMT
 
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