respiratory center

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Noun1.respiratory center - the center in the medulla oblongata and pons that integrates sensory information about the level of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood and determines the signals to be sent to the respiratory muscles
nerve center, nerve centre, center, centre - a cluster of nerve cells governing a specific bodily process; "in most people the speech center is in the left hemisphere"
medulla oblongata, medulla, bulb - lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata); "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning"
pons Varolii, pons - a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain
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res·pi·ra·to·ry cen·ter

n. centro respiratorio, área en la médula oblongata que regula los movimientos respiratorios.
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It is mainly because of oxygen deprivation that is caused due to an immature respiratory center in the child's brain.
Therefore, the VentMG may have induced decreased muscle strain and muscle reflexes to the respiratory center (Busse et al., 1991).
In case of central sleep apnoea, there is cessation of breathing due to various disturbances in the ventilatory control in the respiratory center of the brain as a result of which the individual is not able to put any effort to breathe during sleep.
To include only children at risk of having asthma, the inclusion criteria were as follows: outpatients attending the respiratory center of the hospital with an age 6 to 20 months; recurrent wheezing, defined as three or more previous episodes of wheezing with clinical improvement after bronchodilators (assessed by a physician), together with a familial history of asthma or any other clinical finding indicating atopy (e.g., allergic rhinitis or eczema) in one or both parents and or a personal history of allergic dermatitis.
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Researchers explained that respiratory center depression, interference in neuromuscular transmission, and poor nerve conduction in hypothyroidism may cause alveolar hypoventilation which may affect central ventilatory control.
Patient-ventilator interaction is influenced by the machine's features, such as ventilatory mode and settings [sup][1],[2],[3] and the patient's own breathing pattern, respiratory center drive and effort.[sup][4],[5] Patient breathing pattern, drive, and effort are affected by sedatives, whose effects vary depending on the drug used and the sedation depth.[sup][6],[7] To enhance tolerance to an endotracheal tube, decrease the stress response, and minimize patient discomfort and pain, sedation is often necessary even with modes of partial support such as pressure support ventilation (PSV) in postoperative patients.
This allows for positive regulation of the sympathetic nervous system by the respiratory center of the brainstem during times of increased C[O.sub.2].
Intense hypercapnia may lead to cerebral edema and paralysis of the respiratory center. In concentrations of up to 1%, it will make some people feel drowsy.
To help health and safety managers find the resources they need to develop and implement a successful, Occupational Safety and Health Administration-compliant program, 3M Personal Safety Division has announced the online Center for Respiratory Protection, respiratory center.
Recent studies by Fernando Martinez, regents' professor of pediatrics and director of the BIO5 Institute and the Respiratory Center at the University of Arizona, Tucson; Donata Vercelli, professor of cellular and molecular medicine; and collaborators show that similar differences in asthma prevalence are found in two unique U.S.