Comparison of respiratory-related trigeminal, hypoglossal and phrenic activities.


In decerebrate, paralyzed and vagotomized cats, we recorded activities of hypoglossal and phrenic nerves and of the mylohyoid branch of the trigeminal nerve. At normocapnia, a respiratory-modulated trigeminal discharge could be discerned in most cats. This discharge was characterized by a diminution of activity during neural inspiration and a peak in… (More)