Cardiovascular and respiratory effects of stimulation of cell bodies of the parabrachial nuclei in the anaesthetized rat.

@article{Lara1994CardiovascularAR,
  title={Cardiovascular and respiratory effects of stimulation of cell bodies of the parabrachial nuclei in the anaesthetized rat.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Pablo Lara and M J Parkes and L Silva-Carvhalo and Paolo Izzo and Marc Stefan Dawid-Milner and K. M. Spyer},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={1994},
  volume={477 Pt 2},
  pages={321-9}
}
1. In order to assess the importance of the parabrachial nuclei in modulating cardiorespiratory activity, electric current or microinjections of glutamate were used to stimulate discrete regions of the parabrachial nuclei in anaesthetized rats. 2. Stimulation of cell bodies in the medial region of the parabrachial nuclei and in the Kölliker-Fuse nuclei, caused an expiratory facilitatory response. This consisted mainly of a decrease in respiratory rate as measured by observing phrenic nerve… CONTINUE READING