The Central Nervous System Control of Respiration

The Central Nervous System Control of Respiration

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Respiration is one of the most basic motor activities crucial for survival of the individual. It is under total control of the central nervous system, which adjusts respiratory depth and frequency depending on the circumstances the individual finds itself. For this reason this volume not only reviews the basic control systems of respiration, located in the caudal brainstem, but also the higher brain regions, that change depth and frequency of respiration. Scientific knowledge of these systems is crucial for understanding the problems in the many patients suffering from respiratory failure. This well-established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging subfields.It also has important effects on respiration which has the potential in future to be of clinical benefit. ... Therefore, the autonomic nervous system does not represent the entire respiratory control network but still forms an important part of it.

Title:The Central Nervous System Control of Respiration
Publisher:Elsevier - 2014-04-17


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