Driving respiration: the respiratory central pattern generator.

  title={Driving respiration: the respiratory central pattern generator.},
  author={Mark C Bellingham},
  journal={Clinical and experimental pharmacology & physiology},
  volume={25 10},
1. The central pattern generator (CPG) for respiration is located in the brainstem and produces rhythmic synaptic drive for motoneurons controlling respiratory muscles. Based on respiratory nerve discharge, the respiratory cycle can be divided into three phases: inspiration, postinspiration and stage 2 expiration. 2. Six basic types of respiratory neuron… CONTINUE READING