The activity of retrofacial expiratory cells during behavioral respiratory responses and active expiration

John Orem, Edward G. Brooks

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Abstract

The activity of retrofacial expiratory cells was recorded from cats trained to inhibit inspiration in response to a tone. Because retrofacial expiratory cells inhibit inspiratory cells, we thought they might mediate this response. We found, however, that these cells were inactive during the response and thus could not be the mediators thereof. Moreover, retrofacial expiratory cells were inactive also during sneezing and thus were not acting as expiratory upper motoneurons during these active expirations. We propose that they act to promote and synchronize inspiratory activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)409-412
Number of pages4
JournalBrain Research
Volume374
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 28 1986
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • active expiration
  • behavioral control
  • retrofacial expiratory cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Molecular Biology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology

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