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In anesthesized, paralyzed, and mechanically ventilated rabbits, the rate and duration of airflow were varied to investigate the effect on the central respiratory rhythm during 1:1 entrainment (1 phrenic nerve burst for 1 pump inflation). Our results showed that 1) the largest range of 1:1 entrainment was obtained with the longest inflation durations(More)
The aim of this study was to determine whether pulmonary receptors other than slowly adapting stretch receptors are capable of entraining the respiratory rhythm when periodically stimulated during artificial ventilation. Experiments were performed on anaesthetised (urethane, 1.5 g/kg) and paralysed (pancuronium bromide, 0.1 mg/kg) rabbits. Vagi were cooled(More)
The ability to detect small changes in tidal volume (VT) during either volitional or passive breathing was compared in seven normal subjects. Passive breathing was achieved with positive pressure applied at the mouth by a ventilator. Although baseline breathing pattern was similar for each subject during the two types of breathing, the ability of the(More)
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