Response of genioglossus EMG activity to passive tilt in men.

  title={Response of genioglossus EMG activity to passive tilt in men.},
  author={M. J. Wasicko and Shelley Knuth and James C Leiter},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={74 1},
Increased blood pressure (BP) leads to inhibition of respiratory activity of hypoglossal nerve in anesthetized cats, implying that arterial baroreceptor activity may inhibit upper airway motor outputs. We examined the effect of passive tilt on upper airway muscle activity in men under the assumption that changes in degree of tilt would change local pressure at the carotid baroreceptors. We also examined the possibility that inhibition of upper airway muscle activity occurred secondary to a… CONTINUE READING