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Pulmonary stretch receptors
Pulmonary stretch receptors are mechanoreceptors found in the lungs.
Additional recommended knowledge
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 pulmonary surfactant.
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