Respiratory abnormalities resulting from midcervical spinal cord injury and their reversal by serotonin 1A agonists in conscious rats.


Respiratory dysfunction after cervical spinal cord injury (SCI) has not been examined experimentally using conscious animals, although clinical SCI most frequently occurs in midcervical segments. Here, we report a C5 hemicontusion SCI model in rats with abnormalities that emulate human post-SCI pathophysiology, including spontaneous recovery processes. Post… (More)


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