Proceedings of The Physiological Society

University of Cambridge (2004) J Physiol 555P, C31

Communications

Discharge of medullary pacemaker neurones underlies the neurogenesis of the gasp in the rat

Julian F.R. Paton and Walter M. St-John*

Department of Physiology, School of Medical Science, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK and * Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH, USA


Eupnea and gasping differ in multiple aspects, including the mechanisms of neurogenesis. A ponto-medullary neuronal circuit is hypothesized to generate eupnea, whereas the gasp is generated by the discharge of medullary

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