Transduction mechanisms in airway sensory nerves.

  title={Transduction mechanisms in airway sensory nerves.},
  author={Thomas E Taylor-Clark and B J Undem},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={101 3},
The induction of action potentials in airway sensory nerves relies on events leading to the opening of cation channels in the nerve terminal membrane and subsequent membrane depolarization. If the membrane depolarization is of sufficient rate and amplitude, action potential initiation will occur. The action potentials are then conducted to the central nervous system, leading to the initiation of various sensations and cardiorespiratory reflexes. Triggering events in airway sensory nerves… CONTINUE READING