Autonomic Nervous System: Respiratory Control

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This article covers the basic elements of the extrinsic and intrinsic innervation of the healthy mammalian respiratory tract. A general overview of the sensory, sympathetic, and parasympathetic innervation of the upper (nose) and lower respiratory tracts is covered. The control of breathing. per se is dealt with elsewhere in the encyclopedia, so it is not covered here.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Neuroscience
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780080450469
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009


  • Adrenergic
  • Airways
  • Axon reflex
  • Bronchus
  • Cholinergic
  • Mucous gland
  • Mucus
  • Nociceptors
  • Nonadrenergic
  • Noncholinergic (NANC)
  • Nose
  • Pulmonary
  • Vagus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)


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