粘液繊毛輸送機能に及ぼす重力の影響
EFFECTS OF GRAVITY ON MUCOCILIARY CLEARANCE

YUICHI MAJIMA, YASUO SAKAKURA, TAKASHI MATSUBARA, SATOSHI SAIDA, YASURO MIYOSHI
1983 Nippon Jibiinkoka Gakkai Kaiho  
Mucociliary clearance by the nasal mucus from the patients with chronic sinusitis (CS mucus) and the patients with nasal allergy (A mucus) was studied with and without load of gravity. The mucus from the different source had quite different macroscopic appearance. The CS mucus was highly viscoelastic and mucoid or mucopurulent. The A mucus was less viscoelastic or watery. The mucociliary transport rate of the mucus on mucus depleted frog palate was measured at horizontal position. The
more » ... y transport rate was 6.71±1.49mm/min in CS mucus and 5.49±3.62mm/min in A mucus. This difference was not statistically significant.
doi:10.3950/jibiinkoka.86.15 fatcat:tv4j6y7unzav3o3hvmo2ufod7y