β-Endorphins-Based Inhibitory Component of the Mechanism of Ventilatory Response to Hypoxia

  • Shu-Tsu Hu
  • Mei-Chun Gong
  • Dong-Hai Huangfu
  • Tie Xu
  • Fa-Di Xu
  • Ren-Qi Huang

Abstract

The hyperventilatory response to continuous hypoxic exposure in adult animals typically comprises an initial sharp rise of ventilation, a following precipitous fall to a lower level of hyperventilation (so-called “ventilatory depression”), and finally a gradual re-rising of ventilatory acclimatization. In contrast, the hypoxic ventilatory response in newborn animals and infants1, 2, 3 is predominantly hypoventilation instead of hyperventilation although an initial brief sharp rise of ventilation does appear as a rule.

Keywords

Respiratory Depression Ventilatory Response Hypoxic Exposure Inhibitory Component Hypoxic Ventilatory Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shu-Tsu Hu
    • 1
  • Mei-Chun Gong
    • 1
  • Dong-Hai Huangfu
    • 1
  • Tie Xu
    • 1
  • Fa-Di Xu
    • 1
  • Ren-Qi Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Physiological Laboratory of Hypoxia Study Shanghai Institute of PhysiologyChinese Academy of SciencesShanghaiChina

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