The Interrelationship between Pulmonary Mechanics and the Spontaneous Breathing Pattern in the Tokay Lizard, Gekko Gecko


The normal breathing pattern of the Tokay gecko (Gekko gecko) consists of single breaths or bursts of a few breaths separated by periods of breath holding. Increases in pulmonary ventilation that accompany rises in body temperature are caused by increases in respiratory frequency due to shortening of the periods of breath holding. Tidal volume and breath… (More)


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