Influence of lung stiffness on rapidly adapting receptors in rabbits and cats.

@article{Yu1987InfluenceOL,
  title={Influence of lung stiffness on rapidly adapting receptors in rabbits and cats.},
  author={Jianyun Yu and J C Coleridge and H M Coleridge},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1987},
  volume={68 2},
  pages={161-76}
}
We examined the response of rapidly adapting receptors (RARs) to changes in dynamic lung compliance (CDYN), recording vagal impulses in open-chest rabbits and cats with lungs ventilated at constant f and VT, and a positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) of 3-4 cm H2O. After hyperinflation to produce maximal CDYN, most RARs fired irregularly and sparsely (less than 1 impulse X sec-1). Reducing CDYN in steps by briefly removing PEEP progressively stimulated RARs during inflation, activity… CONTINUE READING

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