Drugs Acting on Respiratory Muscles

  • Henry Gautier
Part of the Ettore Majorana International Science Series book series (EMISS, volume 14)


Many drugs may act on the skeletal muscles including the respiratory muscles. Involvement of the respiratory muscles is of interest as it may change the pulmonary functions and ultimately the gas exchange. This review will not consider all the drugs which may affect the skeletal muscles but will focus on several particular points which may be of interest to the respiratory physiologist or the clinician.


Tidal Volume Respiratory Muscle Breathing Pattern Breathing Frequency Intercostal Muscle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry Gautier
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physiologie RespiratoireFaculte de Medecine Saint AntoineParisFrance

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