Neural control and proprioceptive load matching in reflex respiratory movements of fishes.

@article{Ballintijn1976NeuralCA,
  title={Neural control and proprioceptive load matching in reflex respiratory movements of fishes.},
  author={C. M. Ballintijn and John O L Roberts},
  journal={Federation proceedings},
  year={1976},
  volume={35 9},
  pages={1983-91}
}
A brief anatomical description of topographical arrangements of respiratory neurons in the fish respiratory medulla introduces a discussion centered on neural controls of reflex breathing movements during rhythmic and ram gill ventilation, especially the role of proprioception in "load matching." Paralysis experiments show that proprioceptive signals are processed in medullary respiratory areas of the brain. Some neurons depend completely on proprioceptive input for their activity, while others… CONTINUE READING