The central nervous system control of respiration

The central nervous system control of respiration. Edited by Gert Holstege, Caroline Beers and Hari H. Subramanian Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elseveier, 2014. doi:10.1016/B978-0-444-63274-6.09985-9

Title The central nervous system control of respiration
Place of Publication Amsterdam, Netherlands
Publisher Elseveier
Publication year 2014
Sub-type Edited book
DOI 10.1016/B978-0-444-63274-6.09985-9
Open Access Status
Volume 209
Series Progress in brain research
ISBN 9780444632760
ISSN 0079-6123
Language eng
Editor Gert Holstege
Caroline Beers
Hari H. Subramanian
Total number of pages 440
Collection year 2015
Year available 2014
Formatted Abstract/Summary
Respiration is not a separate motor system, but takes part in all basic survival mechanisms. This volume is the first that analyzes respiration in this framework.

Respiration is one of the most basic motor activities crucial for survival of the individual. It is under total control of the central nervous system, which adjusts respiratory depth and frequency depending on the circumstances the individual finds itself. For this reason this volume not only reviews the basic control systems of respiration, located in the caudal brainstem, but also the higher brain regions, that change depth and frequency of respiration. Scientific knowledge of these systems is crucial for understanding the problems in the many patients suffering from respiratory failure.

This well-established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging subfields.

Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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