Respiratory Control

Respiratory Control

Central and Peripheral Mechanisms

by Dexter F. Speck, Michael S. Dekin, W. Robert Revelette and Donald A. Frazier

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

248 pages, illus

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9780813117881
  • Published: December 1992

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Understanding of the respiratory control system has been greatly improved by technological and methodological advances. This volume integrates results from many perspectives, brings together diverse approaches to the investigations, and represents important additions to the field of neural control of breathing.

Topics include membrane properties of respiratory neurons, in vitro studies of respiratory control, chemical neuroanatomy, central integration of respiratory afferents, modulation of respiratory pattern by peripheral afferents, respiratory chemoreception, development of respiratory control, behavioral control of breathing, and human ventilatory control.

Forty-seven experts in the field report research and discuss novel issues facing future investigations in this collection of papers from an international conference of nearly two hundred leading scientists held in October 1990. This research is of vital importance to respiratory physiologists and those in neurosciences and neurobiology who work with integrative sensory and motor systems and is pertinent to both basic and clinical investigations.

Respiratory Control is destined to be widely cited because of the strength of the contributors and the dearth of similar works.