Effects of Prestimulus Respiratory Levels on Inhibitory Respiratory Response by Nociceptive Muscular Afferents

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Abstract

We have previously shown that the inhibitory respiratory response, which we call post-stimulus suppression, is induced by nociceptive muscular afferents. This phenomenon is thought to be caused by a negative feedback induced by excessive afferent inputs. In the present study, we investigated whether augmented levels of prestimulus respiration would influence the magnitude of poststimulus suppression by recording the phrenic nerve discharges in chloralose-urethane anesthetized, vagotomized, paralyzed and artificially ventilated cats. The respiratory level was augmented by means of either hypercapnia, hypoxia or naloxone administration, all of which markedly facilitated the peak amplitude (PK) of integrated phrenic discharges, neural tidal volume. When the electrical stimulation of thin-fiber muscular afferents was performed at these augmented PK levels, the magnitude of poststimulus suppression in the PK was markedly attenuated without consistently altering the facilitatory response during the stimulation period. It seems that the facilitatory component of the augmented level of resting respiration may reduce the inhibitory component of poststimulus suppression. The results indicate that prestimulus respiratory activity is an important factor in determining the magnitude of poststimulus suppression.<br>

Journal

  • The Japanese Journal of Physiology

    The Japanese Journal of Physiology 50(6), 605-613, 2000-12-01

    THE PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN

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  • NII Article ID (NAID)
    10008292461
  • NII NACSIS-CAT ID (NCID)
    AA00691224
  • Text Lang
    ENG
  • Article Type
    Journal Article
  • ISSN
    0021521X
  • NDL Article ID
    5706347
  • NDL Source Classification
    ZS8(科学技術--医学--解剖学・生理学・生化学)
  • NDL Call No.
    Z53-D40
  • Data Source
    CJP  CJPref  NDL  J-STAGE 
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