Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System and the Autonomic Nervous System
This chapter is designed to provide those readers who have little or no background in physiology, or those who desire a review, with basic knowledge concerning the structure and function of the respiratory system. It is hoped that this chapter will provide a fundamental understanding of respiratory physiology that will form a foundation upon which to integrate the information on various aspects of respiration and behavior presented in later chapters.
KeywordsAutonomic Nervous System Respiratory System Vagus Nerve Respiratory Muscle Postsynaptic Neuron
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