Control of the central swallowing program by inputs from the peripheral receptors. A review.

@article{Jean1984ControlOT,
  title={Control of the central swallowing program by inputs from the peripheral receptors. A review.},
  author={Andr{\'e} Jean},
  journal={Journal of the autonomic nervous system},
  year={1984},
  volume={10 3-4},
  pages={225-33}
}
  • André Jean
  • Published 1984 in Journal of the autonomic nervous system
Swallowing is a complex motor sequence, usually divided into a buccopharyngeal stage (coordinated contractions of several muscles of the mouth, pharynx and larynx) and an esophageal stage, called primary peristalsis. This motor sequence depends on the activity of medullary interneurons belonging to the swallowing center which program through excitatory and inhibitory connections the sequential excitation of motoneurons and vagal preganglionic neurons responsible for the whole motor sequence… CONTINUE READING

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