Neural control of respiration (like neural control of many other physiological functions, micturition, for example) is highly complex and not fully elucidated. Research is still going on to determine the centers in the brain and their complex interactions. There may be variations of opinion between different researchers depending on newer findings.
Every effort has been made to keep this information as current and authoritative as possible, yet in a simple enough form for the student to understand and digest the information.
Dr Sanjoy Sanyal, Professor and Course Director of Neuroscience and FCM-III Neurology in Caribbean created this PPTX after studying this complex topic for a very long time.
Tags: Respiration, Breathing, Respiratory Centers, Brainstem, Apneustic Breathing, Biots Breathing, Cheyne-Stokes, Ataxic, Agonal, Kussmaul, Brainstem Reticular Nuclei, NTS, Locus Ceruleus, Fastigial, Raphe nucleus, Vagus, RTN nucleus, pFRG nucleus, Kolliker-Fuse, PBC nucleus, RVL nucleus
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Educational Value: A very complex and poorly understood topic has been rendered in as simple a format and style as possible, so as to make it easily digestible to any Basic Science medical student and Medical Resident