Ventilatory response to hyperoxia in the chick embryo.

  • Jacopo P Mortola
  • Published 2004 in
    Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part A…


In the avian embryo at term we measured the ventilatory response to hyperoxia, which lowers the chemoreceptor activity, to test the hypothesis that the peripheral chemoreceptors are tonically functional. Measurements of pulmonary ventilation (VE) were conducted in chicken embryos during the external pipping phase, at 38 degrees C, during air and hyperoxia… (More)


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