Pharyngeal motor control and the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea.

@article{Jordan2008PharyngealMC,
  title={Pharyngeal motor control and the pathogenesis of obstructive sleep apnea.},
  author={Amy S Jordan and David P. White},
  journal={Respiratory physiology & neurobiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={160 1},
  pages={1-7}
}
The upper airway in patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is thought to collapse during sleep at least in part, because of a sleep related reduction in upper airway dilator muscle activity. Therefore, a comprehensive understanding of the neural regulation of these muscles is warranted. The dilator muscles can be classified in two broad categories; those that have respiratory related activity and those that fire constantly throughout the respiratory cycle. The motor control of these two… CONTINUE READING