Ambient cold air Decreased nasal mucosa blood flow measured by laser Doppler flowmeter

Yueng Hsiang Chu, Da Wen Lu, Hsing Won Wang

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Abstract

Background: With its potentially conflicting physiological roles of both air-conditioning and body-heat recovery, the response of nasal mucosa blood flow (NMBF) to ambient cold air is not well unDerstood. Objective: To evaluate the NMBF in response to cold ambient air. Methods: The NMBF was continuously measured by laser Doppler flowmetry in nine participants exposed to different air temperatures (24°C and 4°C). Results: The NMBF significantly Decreased at 4°C compared with that at 24°C (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)160-162
Number of pages3
JournalRhinology
Volume48
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Blood flow
  • Human
  • Inferior turbinate
  • Low temperature
  • Nasal mucosa

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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