Effects of pharyngeal muscle activation on airway pressure-area relationships.

Fiberoptic imaging in an isolated, sealed upper airway was performed in 10 decerebrate cats to determine the effect of pharyngeal muscle activation on airway pressure-area relationships. Bilateral cuff electrodes stimulated the distal cut ends of the following nerves: medial and lateral hypoglossus, glossopharyngeus, and pharyngeal branch of vagus. At given… CONTINUE READING