Significance of multiple neurochemicals that regulate respiration

Paul M. Pilowsky, Qi Jian Sun, Tina Longergan, John M. Makeham, Maryam Seyedabadi, Todd A. Verner, Ann K. Goodchild

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Current efforts to characterize the neuronal mechanisms that underlie automatic breathing generally adopt a 'minimalist' approach. In this review, we survey three of the many neurochemicals that are known to be present in raphe neurons and may be involved in respiration. Specifically, we ask the question, 'Is the minimalist approach consistent with the large number of neuronal types and neurochemicals found in respiratory centres?'

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntegration in respiratory control
Subtitle of host publicationfrom genes to systems
EditorsMarc J. Poulin, Richard J. A. Wilson
Place of PublicationNew York, NY
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9780387736938
ISBN (Print)9780387736921
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
ISSN (Print)00652598


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