Defining ventral medullary respiratory compartments with a glutamate receptor agonist in the rat.

@article{Monnier2003DefiningVM,
  title={Defining ventral medullary respiratory compartments with a glutamate receptor agonist in the rat.},
  author={Aubanel Monnier and George F. Alheid and Donald R. McCrimmon},
  journal={The Journal of physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={548 Pt 3},
  pages={859-74}
}
The regional organization of the ventral respiratory group (VRG) was examined with respect to generation of respiratory rhythm (breathing frequency) versus control of the respiratory motor pattern on individual nerves. In urethane-anaesthetized, neuromuscularly blocked and vagotomized Sprague-Dawley rats, arterial blood pressure (ABP) and respiratory motor outputs (phrenic, pharyngeal branch of the vagus, or superior laryngeal nerves) were recorded. The VRG organization was mapped… CONTINUE READING
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