Mechanisms contributing to the response of upper-airway muscles to changes in airway pressure.


This study assessed the effects of inhaled lignocaine to reduce upper airway surface mechanoreceptor activity on 1) basal genioglossus and tensor palatini EMG, 2) genioglossus reflex responses to large pulses (∼10 cmH2O) of negative airway pressure, and 3) upper airway collapsibility in 15 awake individuals. Genioglossus and tensor palatini muscle EMG and… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01103.2014


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