[Progress of dopamine in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome].

  • Z Y Song, Hong Yi
  • Published 2017 in
    Zhonghua er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi…

Abstract

The etiology and pathogenesis of sleep obstructive apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is not yet definitive, evidence shows that the dysfunction of pharyngeal nerve and the atonia of the muscle innervated by these nerve could play an important role in the progress of OSAHS. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system which significantly affects the sleep-awake regulation. So far mounting evidence shows that dopamine has a potential role in the modulation of hypoglossal nucleus. The progress of dopamine in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome is reviewed in this article.

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1673-0860.2017.07.018

Cite this paper

@article{Song2017ProgressOD, title={[Progress of dopamine in obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome].}, author={Z Y Song and Hong Yi}, journal={Zhonghua er bi yan hou tou jing wai ke za zhi = Chinese journal of otorhinolaryngology head and neck surgery}, year={2017}, volume={52 7}, pages={549-551} }