Physiological and pathophysiological implications of upper airway reflexes in humans.

@article{Nishino2000PhysiologicalAP,
  title={Physiological and pathophysiological implications of upper airway reflexes in humans.},
  author={Takashi Nishino},
  journal={The Japanese journal of physiology},
  year={2000},
  volume={50 1},
  pages={3-14}
}
The upper airway is a vital part of the respiratory tract. Although the upper airway serves several functions, protection of the airway and preservation of airway patency are the most essential functions subserved by upper airway reflexes. Various types of nerve endings have been identified in and under the epithelium of the upper airway, and afferent nerve endings are the natural starting of all reflex activity. The upper airway reflexes consist of many different types of reflex responses such… CONTINUE READING