‘Not just a flavoring:’ Menthol, nicotine combined desensitize airway receptors

11 mayo 2015

Menthol acts in combination with nicotine to desensitize the type of nicotinic receptors found in lungs and airways that are responsible for nicotine’s irritation, say researchers. They say their findings suggests menthol is not just a flavoring, but has an important pharmacologic effect.