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Pulmonary stretch receptors
Pulmonary stretch receptors are mechanoreceptors found in the lungs.
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When the lung expands, the receptors imitate the Hering-Breuer reflex, which reduces the respiratory rate. Increased firing from the stretch receptors also increases production of
Respiratory system, physiology: respiratory physiology Volumes lung volumes - vital capacity - functional residual capacity - respiratory minute volume - closing capacity - dead space - spirometry - body plethysmography - peak flow meter - thoracic independent volume - bronchial challenge test Airways ventilation (V) (positive pressure) - breath (inhalation, exhalation) -respiratory rate - respirometer - pulmonary surfactant - compliance - hysteresivity - airway resistance Blood pulmonary circulation - perfusion (Q) - hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction - pulmonary shunt Interactions ventilation/perfusion ratio (V/Q) and scan - zones of the lung - gas exchange - pulmonary gas pressures - alveolar gas equation - hemoglobin - oxygen-haemoglobin dissociation curve ( 2,3-DPG, Bohr effect, Haldane effect) - carbonic anhydrase (chloride shift) - oxyhemoglobin - respiratory quotient - arterial blood gas - diffusion capacity - Dlco Control of respiration pons (pneumotaxic center, apneustic center) - medulla (dorsal respiratory group, ventral respiratory group) - ( chemoreceptors central, peripheral) - pulmonary stretch receptors (Hering-Breuer reflex) Insufficiency high altitude - oxygen toxicity - hypoxia
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