Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine

, Volume 44, Issue 6, pp 1447–1452 | Cite as

Investigation of the mechanism in the physiological action in closed, artificial pneumothorax

Communication I. The effect of artificial pneumothorax upon the action potentials of the vagus and phrenic nerves
  • D. A. Kocherga
Pathological Physiology and General Pathology


The reflex arc involved in normal respiration was studied in relation to alterations occurring during and after the induction of artificial pneumothorax. Anesthesized rabbits and cats were employed. Intravenous urethane was the anesthetic agent. The afferent impulses in the vagus nerve and the efferent impulses in the phrenic nerve were tested by means of the standard oscillograph.

The lung is not simply put to rest mechanically by the pneumothorax. A number of adaptive compensatory mechanisms come into play assuring the continued activity of the respiratory reflexes under the new conditions.


Public Health Assure Pneumothorax Urethane Compensatory Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. A. Kocherga
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of General Physiology of the Institute of Normal and Pathological PhysiologyAcademy of Medical Sciences USSRMoscow

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