Foreword. Preface. 1. Causes of Cough. 2. Cough Sounds. 3. Expiration Reflex. 4. Cough from Airway Receptors. 5. Influences on Cough. 6. Central Control of Cough. 7. Breathing and Airway Reflexes in Ontogenesis. 8. Cardiovascular Effects of Coughing. 9. The Significance of Dry Cough. 10. Cough in Clinic. 11. Cough Sensitivity Testing. 12. Pharmacotherapy of Cough. Index.
Over the last decade there has been a surge of interest in cough studies and a number of international symposia have been dedicated to cough. The present book consists of contributions by research workers and clinicians from the Medical School at Comenius University, Slovakia where several novel contributions to the under lying mechanism of various kinds of cough and their therapy, were made. Indeed this book is unique in covering both these domains and so was given this name by Professor Autar Paintal FRS, FRCP.