The respiratory response to carbon dioxide in humans with unilateral and bilateral resections of the carotid bodies.
The acute hypercapnic ventilatory response (AHCVR) arises from both peripheral and central chemoreflexes. In humans, one technique for identifying the separate contributions of these chemoreflexes to AHCVR has been to associate the rapid component of AHCVR with the peripheral chemoreflex and the slow component with the central chemoreflex. Our first aim was to validate this technique further by determining whether a single slow component was sufficient to describe AHCVR in patients with bilat...Expand abstract
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