Effects of hypercapnia on Breuer-Hering threshold for inspiratory termination.

@article{Clanton1984EffectsOH,
  title={Effects of hypercapnia on Breuer-Hering threshold for inspiratory termination.},
  author={Thomas L Clanton and W T Lipscomb},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={57 4},
  pages={
          1211-21
        }
}
The effects of CO2 concentration on the timing of inspiratory duration (TI) and expiratory duration (TE) and the responses to lung inflation were studied in decerebrate paralyzed cats. With lung volume held at functional residual capacity during the breath cycle, hypercapnia (fractional concentration of inspired CO2 = 0.04) caused variable changes in TI and significant increases in TE. To obtain the Breuer-Hering threshold relationship [tidal volume (VT) vs. TI] and the timing relationship… CONTINUE READING
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