The parasympathetic system in exercise-induced rhinorrhoea

Rhinology. 1992 Mar;30(1):21-3.


The present study demonstrates that ipratropium bromide significantly reduces normal resting nasal secretion (p less than 0.05) and also significantly reduces exercise induced rhinorrhoea compared with a placebo (p less than 0.01). It also demonstrates that there may be another non-parasympathetic cause for the increase in nasal secretion with exercise.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study
  • Randomized Controlled Trial

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aerosols
  • Double-Blind Method
  • Exercise / physiology*
  • Humans
  • Ipratropium / therapeutic use*
  • Male
  • Nasal Mucosa / metabolism*
  • Parasympathetic Nervous System / drug effects
  • Parasympathetic Nervous System / physiology*


  • Aerosols
  • Ipratropium