The effects of carbon monoxide on respiratory chemoreflexes in humans.

@article{Vesely2004TheEO,
  title={The effects of carbon monoxide on respiratory chemoreflexes in humans.},
  author={Alex E. Vesely and Ron B Somogyi and Hiroshi Sasano and Nobuko Sasano and J A Fisher and James Duffin},
  journal={Environmental research},
  year={2004},
  volume={94 3},
  pages={227-33}
}
As protection against low-oxygen and high-carbon-dioxide environments, the respiratory chemoreceptors reflexly increase breathing. Since CO is also frequently present in such environments, it is important to know whether CO affects the respiratory chemoreflexes responsiveness. Although the peripheral chemoreceptors fail to detect hypoxia produced by CO poisoning, whether CO affects the respiratory chemoreflex responsiveness to carbon dioxide is unknown. The responsiveness of 10 healthy male… CONTINUE READING

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