Various Components of Respiratory Control During Sleep, Rest, and Strain

  • F. Raschke

Abstract

Processes that control respiration are not stationary. They vary with the level of consciousness and the functional state. Internal and external exertion determine for example, neural respiratory rhythm generation, timing of respiratory phases, magnitude of tidal volume, and functional residual capacity (FRC) level. The various components contributing to respiratory control are separated in this paper into three levels with graded priority:
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    metabolic and humoral control (O2-supply, CO2-removal, acid-base status),

     
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    respiratory cycle synchronous reflexes (inflation and deflation reflex, mucosal receptors keeping airways patent), and

     
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    intrarespiratory cycle nonspecific afferents (cardiovascular system, sensory system, voluntary and behavioral control).

     

Keywords

Respiration Coherence Coord 

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