Week 6 August 2012


Next week will be one tut on muscle relaxants with dr Sheldon after the combined
Meeting on Wednesday.

I will do the the tut on neurotransmitters and the autonomic nervous system the following week.

Questions for this week…


1. Discuss the regulation of rate of breathing.
2. Discuss the control of the muscle tone in the bronchus.


1. Discuss using physical principles and equations why wheezes are audible. 🙂


1. Which drugs are used as bronchodilators and describe their mechanisms
2. Why is atropine not used in bronchospasm although it is a bronchodilator?
3. what is the role of corticosteroids in bronchospasm.

Good luck to those studying… And thank you to those who submitted answers for the immunology question.




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