Maturational and anesthetic effects on apneic thresholds in lambs.

Periods of apnea are relatively common in newborns but rare in older infants. Postnatal changes in the response of the central neural respiratory circuits to afferent inputs may have a role in the age-related incidence of apnea. Therefore we determined the central neural apneic threshold to CO2 and superior laryngeal nerve (SLN) stimulation in halothane… CONTINUE READING