Integration of the reflex pharyngeal swallow into rhythmic oral activity in a neurologically intact pig model.

@article{German2009IntegrationOT,
  title={Integration of the reflex pharyngeal swallow into rhythmic oral activity in a neurologically intact pig model.},
  author={Rebecca Z German and Alfred Walter Crompton and Allan J. Thexton},
  journal={Journal of neurophysiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={1017-25}
}
Mammalian swallowing involves the coordinated and sequential activity of many oropharyngeal muscles. Using synchronous electromyography (EMG) and videofluorography, we recorded the pattern of EMG activity for 12 muscles during swallowing in neurologically intact suckling pigs. We tested the hypothesis that this EMG pattern corresponded to the established… CONTINUE READING