Nonvagal modulation of hypoglossal neural activity.

  title={Nonvagal modulation of hypoglossal neural activity.},
  author={Musa A. Haxhiu and Neil S. Cherniack and Jiban Mitra and Erik van Lunteren and Kingman P Strohl},
  journal={Respiration; international review of thoracic diseases},
  volume={59 2},
Upper airway dilating muscle activity is characterized by an early-peaking pattern which serves to dilate or stiffen the upper airway at the time when the greatest negative intraluminal pressure is generated by contraction of chest wall muscles. This pattern has been attributed to phasic afferent inputs from pulmonary stretch receptors. The present study examines the hypothesis that nonvagal factors may also influence the discharge pattern and coordination of upper airway and chest wall muscle… CONTINUE READING