Threshold Distributions of Phrenic Nerve Motor Fibers: A Factor in Smooth Electrophrenic Respiration

  • V. D. Minh
  • Kenneth M. Moser


The inability of electrophrenic stimulators to reproduce the smooth diaphragmatic contraction sequence which occurs spontaneously has limited the utlity of such devices. To provide data fundamental to design of an acceptable device, threshold response of the phrenicdiaphragmatic complex to electrical stimuli was studied in seven dogs.


Respiration Pentobarbital 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1971

Authors and Affiliations

  • V. D. Minh
    • 1
  • Kenneth M. Moser
    • 2
  1. 1.San Diego School of MedicineUniversity Hospital of San Diego CountySan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Pulmonary DivisionUniversity of California, San Diego School of MedicineUSA

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