Effects of Changes in Inspiration Volume and Flow Rate on Respiratory Activity
Changes in inspired volume and inspiratory flow rate alter the activity of vagal receptors in animals and this, in turn, causes reflex changes in respiratory neural activity (Bartoli et al., 1975). However, little is known about the effects of such changes on respiratory activity in humans. The present study, in normal subjects, examined the effects of mechanically controlled changes in inspired volume and inspiratory flow rate on the level and pattern of respiratory motor output.
KeywordsRespiratory Activity Occlusion Pressure Inspiratory Flow Rate Inspire Volume Mechanical Respirator
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