Reflex control of diaphragm activation by thoracic afferents.

Recent studies suggest that chest wall reflexes may have a role in modulating diaphragm activation. The purpose of this study was to more closely examine this issue by assessing the diaphragmatic motor response to airway occlusion. Studies were performed in vagotomized mongrel dogs anesthetized with pentobarbital sodium. Diaphragmatic electromyogram (EMG… (More)