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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2020, 2(4); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2020.020407.

The Mechanisms of Ephedrine Suppressing Fentanyl-Induced Cough


Shuoze Li

Corresponding Author:
Shuoze Li

College of Life Science, Sichuan Agricultural University, Ya’an, Sichuan, 625014, China


Ephedra, as traditional Chinese medicine, is often used to treat diseases such as cough and pneumonia as the main component of it is ephedrine, which is proved can prevent fentanyl-induced coughing. Ephedrine intravenous injection is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine. It can soothe the smooth muscles of the trachea, but the mechanism is unclear. Exploring the inhibitory mechanism of this may lay a foundation for ephedrine to act on similar symptoms.


Ephedrine, Fentanyl-induced cough, Muscle contraction

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Shuoze Li. The Mechanisms of Ephedrine Suppressing Fentanyl-Induced Cough. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2020) Vol. 2 Issue 4: 47-53. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2020.020407.


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