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The medical literature has been deluged with articles on the relation between gastro-esophageal reflux (GER) and asthma. In an effort to piece together the complex puzzle, investigators from all disciplines have gathered their patients with wheezing and heartburn and studied the epidemiology, the...
The mucosa covering the interarytenoid space at the entrance to the larynx contains specialized nerve endings (receptors) that are stimulated when a fluid comes into contact with the mucosal surface. These receptors mediate several aspiration preventive reflex responses, which include swallowing,...