Influence of age, body temperature, GABAA receptor inhibition and caffeine on the Hering-Breuer inflation reflex in unanesthetized rat pups.

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We measured the duration of apnea induced by sustained end-inspiratory lung inflation (the Hering Breuer Reflex, HBR) in unanesthetized infant rat pups aged 4 days (P4) to P20 at body temperatures of 32°C and 36°C. The expiratory prolongation elicited by the HBR lasted longer in the younger pups and lasted longer at the higher body temperature. Blockade of… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.resp.2013.01.002

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@article{Arnal2013InfluenceOA, title={Influence of age, body temperature, GABAA receptor inhibition and caffeine on the Hering-Breuer inflation reflex in unanesthetized rat pups.}, author={Ashley V Arnal and Julie L Gore and Alison H Rudkin and Donald R. Bartlett and James C Leiter}, journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology}, year={2013}, volume={186 1}, pages={73-80} }