Comparison of the Importance of Mechanisms Taking Part in the Self-Regulation of Breathing

  • V. D. Glebovski


The central breathing pattern generator (CPG) activity is controlled by several self-regulation mechanisms. Among those are feedbacks that include medullary and arterial chemoreceptors, pneumotaxic mechanism, stretch receptors of the respiratory muscles, “flow” receptors of the upper airways. The specificity and relative importance of separate self-regulation mechanisms of breathing have not yet been fully determined.


Respiratory Muscle Intercostal Muscle Stretch Receptor Lung Inflation Nasal Breathing 
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  • V. D. Glebovski
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  1. 1.Pediatric Medical InstituteLeningradUSSR

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