A R Mercak

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Intercostal muscle afferents discharge in response to changes in intercostal muscle mechanics and have spinal and brain stem projections. It was hypothesized that intercostal muscle mechanoreceptors also project to the sensorimotor cortex. In cats, the proximal muscle branch of an intercostal nerve was used for electrical stimulation. The mechanical(More)
Studies were conducted to compare the first-breath responses of medullary Dorsal and Ventral Respiratory Group inspiratory (I) neurons to the mechanical loading (tracheal occlusion, TO) of inspiration in unanesthetized (decerebrate) and anesthetized (Dial) vagotomized cats, and to determine the sources of the sensory activity causing the changes in I-neuron(More)
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