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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There is possibility that all these chemical mediators stimulate or excite the vagal receptors or afferents to induce the inhibitory effect on the respiratory center resulting in respiratory failure and death of the animal.
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.
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It was developed at Aeropharm GmbH in Rudolstadt, Germany, Sandoz's global respiratory Center of Excellence.
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.
Due to involvement of the respiratory center in the medulla, neurogenic ARF and death can occur [2, 3].
The site of action of progesterone appears to be central, through a direct stimulatory effect on the respiratory center, increasing its sensitivity to PC02.
He said they could not save Korkmaz despite all medical efforts as the respiratory center in his brain was seriously damaged.
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Normally, the respiratory center compensates quickly for metabolic disorders.
As the duration of breath holding during pranayama is gradually increased by practice, the respiratory center is acclimatized to withstand higher and higher carbon dioxide concentrations in the alveoli and the blood.
Consistent with the national database, in a referral respiratory center, patients with Down syndrome were more likely to have a diagnosis of pneumonia or influenza and to die during hospitalization.