Neural Control of the Respiratory Muscles / Edition 1

Neural Control of the Respiratory Muscles / Edition 1

by Alan D. Miller
     
 

The respiratory muscles are multifunctional muscles involved in other behaviors besides breathing -- from the protection of the upper airway to cognitive functions such as speech or singing. Neural Control of the Respiratory Muscles presents an overall consideration of how these muscles are regulated by the central nervous system in normal as well as in pathological… See more details below

Overview

The respiratory muscles are multifunctional muscles involved in other behaviors besides breathing -- from the protection of the upper airway to cognitive functions such as speech or singing. Neural Control of the Respiratory Muscles presents an overall consideration of how these muscles are regulated by the central nervous system in normal as well as in pathological situations.

A group of 40 internationally recognized scientists and clinicians have collaborated to discuss current findings in the field and to identify areas of future development such as

o The anatomical and functional organization of the respiratory muscles and the mechanics of the chest wall o Respiratory muscle control by the central nervous system during normal breathing and during disease states o Respiration during sleep, exercise, and locomotion o Respiratory muscle contribution to non-respiratory behaviors; interaction of the central pattern generator for respiration with other central pattern generators o Multifunctional nature of respiratory muscles and respiratory neurons of the central nervous system

Although other texts exist that examine the control of breathing and other specialized topics considered in this volume, Neural Control of the Respiratory Muscles is the first major single-volume publication that takes a broad view of muscle control during non-respiratory behaviors and the coordination of respiration with non-respiratory behaviors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780849340017
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 10.24(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Overview of the Neural Control of the Respiratory Muscles1
Ch. 2The Diaphragm Muscle7
Ch. 3The Intercostal Muscles21
Ch. 4The Abdominal Muscles35
Ch. 5Muscles of the Upper Airway and Accessory Respiratory Muscles47
Ch. 6Mechanics of the Chest Wall Muscles59
Ch. 7Organization of Central Respiratory Neurons77
Ch. 8Brainstem and Spinal Control of Respiratory Muscles During Breathing91
Ch. 9Higher Brain Areas Involved in Respiratory Control107
Ch. 10Respiratory Rhythm Generation119
Ch. 11Respiratory-Related Reflexes and the Cerebellum131
Ch. 12Neuropharmacology of Respiration143
Ch. 13Fast Rhythms in Respiratory Neural Activities159
Ch. 14Respiratory Muscle Recruitment During Exercise171
Ch. 15Respiratory Changes During Sleep181
Ch. 16Gasping195
Ch. 17Changes in Respiratory Muscles Activity in Disease203
Ch. 18Neural Control of Coughing and Sneezing213
Ch. 19Brainstem Organization of Swallowing and Its Interaction With Respiration223
Ch. 20Neural Control of Respiratory Muscle Activation During Vomiting239
Ch. 21Control of Respiratory Muscles During Speech and Vocalization249
Ch. 22Cardiorespiratory Regulation259
Ch. 23Vestibular Respiratory Regulation271
Ch. 24Coordination of Locomotion and Respiration285
Ch. 25Multifunctional Medullary Respiratory Neurons297
Index305

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