Assessment of the pulmonary origin of bronchoconstrictor vagal tone.

@article{Jammes1979AssessmentOT,
  title={Assessment of the pulmonary origin of bronchoconstrictor vagal tone.},
  author={Yves Jammes and No{\"e}l Mei},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1979},
  volume={291},
  pages={305-16}
}
1. In anaesthetized spontaneously breathing cats, the sensory component of the vagal nerves was sectioned at the level of nodose ganglion, using a method described previously (Mei, 1966; Mei & Dussardier, 1966).2. The strength of the Hering-Breuer reflex (inhibitory ratio, i.e. T(1)/T(0)) provided a test for effectiveness of section of vagal afferents, particularly respiratory afferents. On the other hand, by studying the cardiac and bronchomotor effects induced by electrical stimulation of the… CONTINUE READING

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