The Control of Breathing at Rest

  • Safraaz Mahamed
  • Arshia F. Ali
  • Bernice Wang
  • Dominic Ho
  • James Duffin
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 499)

Abstract

Breathing at rest is driven by two possible sources: behavioural, such as “wakefulness,” and metabolic, from the respiratory chemoreflexes that automatically control partial pressures of carbon dioxide and pH in the blood1–3. However, few measurements of the balance between these two drive sources at rest have been made, and some investigators suggest that behavioural drives may be more important than chemoreflex drives and sufficient to sustain resting breathing4,5.

Keywords

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Safraaz Mahamed
    • 1
  • Arshia F. Ali
    • 1
  • Bernice Wang
    • 1
  • Dominic Ho
    • 1
  • James Duffin
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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