Respiratory Responses to Hypoxia Peripheral and Central Effects
The ventilatory response following a stepwise change into hypoxia shows an overshoot i.e. a fast increase in ventilation followed by a slow decline. This overshoot in the ventilatory response is observed in newborns and adults, humans as well as animals, awake as well as anaesthetized (see Berkenbosch et al.(4)) although it is not a universal finding (1,16).
KeywordsBrain Stem Ventilatory Response Brain Blood Flow Peripheral Chemoreceptor Central Chemoreceptor
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