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Submission + - You have taste receptors in your lungs (io9.com) 1

timothy writes: Says the article: "It sounds like the plot of a Troma flick, but yes, your lungs contain taste receptors. When these receptors encounter bitter compounds, they open up your airways — this discovery could radically improve the treatment of lung conditions like asthma." I wonder if this is why some people can handle spicy foods, and others can't ...
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You have taste receptors in your lungs

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What this country needs is a dime that will buy a good five-cent bagel.