Reticular modulation of breathing during sleep and anesthesia.

  title={Reticular modulation of breathing during sleep and anesthesia.},
  author={Ralph Lydic},
  journal={Current opinion in pulmonary medicine},
  volume={2 6},
  • Ralph Lydic
  • Published 1996 in Current opinion in pulmonary medicine
Although sleep and anesthesia are distinctly different states of consciousness, they manifest some common physiologic traits, including respiratory depression. Support is lacking for the concept of any unitary mechanism causing the loss of wakefulness and the respiratory depression associated with sleep or anesthesia. A recently emerging view is that brain mechanisms, which have evolved to generate naturally occurring states of consciousness, are preferentially involved in generating traits… CONTINUE READING

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