Effects of neuromuscular blocking agents on central respiratory control in the isolated brainstem-spinal cord of neonatal rat.

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Although neuromuscular blocking agents (NMBAs) function as muscular nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) antagonists, several studies have shown that they block neuronal nAChRs as well, which led us to hypothesize that these agents can affect neuronal nAChRs expressed in respiratory centers. To test this hypothesis, we studied the effects of two NMBAs… (More)

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@article{Sakuraba2003EffectsON, title={Effects of neuromuscular blocking agents on central respiratory control in the isolated brainstem-spinal cord of neonatal rat.}, author={Shigeki Sakuraba and Shun-ichi Kuwana and Ryoichi Ochiai and Yasumasa Okada and Masanori Kashiwagi and Eiki Hatori and Junzo Takeda}, journal={Neuroscience research}, year={2003}, volume={47 3}, pages={289-98} }