Systemic effects resulting from carotid body stimulation-invited article.

  title={Systemic effects resulting from carotid body stimulation-invited article.},
  author={Prem Kumar},
  journal={Advances in experimental medicine and biology},
The carotid body is stimulated by a number of blood-borne stimuli, ranging from increasing intensities of hypoxia, hypercapnia or acidosis to less studied stimuli, including hyperthermia, hyperosmolarity and hyperkalaemia. Although there exists heterogeneity in type I cell structure and function, there is no evidence to demonstrate that individual afferent fibres of the carotid sinus nerve subserve separate stimulus modalities. Thus, afferent information appears graded only for intensity… CONTINUE READING
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