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1. Breathing movements stop soon after the induction of hypoxia in foetal animals, a response attributed to the active inhibition of the respiratory centres. Separate studies using punctate lesions have identified lateral pontine and thalamic sites in foetal sheep from which respiratory inhibition may arise, but whether either of these loci are actually(More)
Onuf’s nucleus, which is located in the ventral horn, has been known to innervate the striated muscles of the urethral and anal sphincter muscles via the pudendal nerve. Onuf’s nuclei are resistant to pathologic condition such as poliovirus. The reason why the motor neurons in Onuf’s nucleus are less degenerated is not certain
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