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Integration of Neural Inputs in Peripheral Airway Ganglia

  • Ronald F. Coburn

Abstract

The goal of this chapter is to review information related to neural control of airway smooth muscle, and integration of neural inputs to airway smooth muscle. Neural inputs to airway smooth muscle can be controlled and modulated at the level of the central nervous system (CNS), the peripheral airway ganglia, and at the neuromuscular junction. Mechanisms of integration of neural inputs at the level of the peripheral airway parasympathetic ganglia and at the neuromuscular junction are discussed. Control and modulation at the level of the CNS are not discussed.

Keywords

Vasoactive Intestinal Peptide Airway Smooth Muscle Postsynaptic Neuron Command Neuron Neural Input 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald F. Coburn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of Pennsylvania School of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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