Reflex reversal of apnoeic episodes by electrical stimulation of upper airway in cats.

@article{Tomori1995ReflexRO,
  title={Reflex reversal of apnoeic episodes by electrical stimulation of upper airway in cats.},
  author={Zoltan Tomori and M Kurpas and Viliam Donic and Roman Beňa{\vc}ka},
  journal={Respiration physiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={102 2-3},
  pages={175-85}
}
Respiratory effects of electrical stimulation of the upper airways (UAW) before and during apnoeic episodes induced by nitrogen inhalation were studied in 9 anaesthetized cats. In eupnoeic animals these electrically-evoked reflexes comprise rapid and powerful inspiratory efforts characterized by strong maximal airway occlusion pressures (Pmax = 635 +/- 39 mm H2O) and rapid peak inspiratory flow rates (PIF = 536 +/- 36 ml.sec-1) similar to the sniff-like aspiration reflex elicited mechanically… CONTINUE READING