apneustic


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apneustic

(æpˈnuːstɪk)
adj
1. (Pathology) of or relating to apneusis
2. (Zoology) (of certain animals) having no specialized organs for respiration
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Apneustic breathing involves a prolonged inspiratory gasp followed by a pause at full inhalation than release.
These are the dorsal and ventral group of neurons located in the medulla, the pneumotaxic center and the apneustic center located in the pons.
The apneustic center stimulates the ventral respiratory group and dorsal respiratory group (VRG and DRC) to inhale, while the pneumotaxic center switches off inspiration and, working with transpulmonary pressure and elastic recoil, facilitates passive exhalation.