Serotonergic and glutamatergic neurons at the ventral medullary surface of the human infant: Observations relevant to central chemosensitivity in early human life.

@article{Paterson2006SerotonergicAG,
  title={Serotonergic and glutamatergic neurons at the ventral medullary surface of the human infant: Observations relevant to central chemosensitivity in early human life.},
  author={David S. Paterson and Eric G Thompson and Hannah C. Kinney},
  journal={Autonomic neuroscience : basic & clinical},
  year={2006},
  volume={124 1-2},
  pages={112-24}
}
Central chemoreception is the mechanism by which the brain detects the level of carbon dioxide (CO(2)) in the arterial blood and alters breathing accordingly in order to maintain it within physiological levels. The ventral surface of the medulla oblongata (VMS) of animals has long been recognized as a site of chemosensitivity, culminating in the recent identification of chemosensitive serotonergic (5-HT) and glutamatergic (Glut) neurons in this region. In this study, we analyzed the… CONTINUE READING