Autonomic neural control of the airways

Stuart B. Mazzone, Brendan J. Canning

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Abstract

The airways and lungs are innervated by both sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves. Cholinergic parasympathetic innervation is well conserved in the airways while the distribution of noncholinergic parasympathetic and adrenergic sympathetic nerves varies considerably amongst species. Autonomic nerve function is regulated primarily through reflexes initiated upon bronchopulmonary vagal afferent nerves. Central regulation of autonomic tone is poorly described but some key elements have been defined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Clinical Neurology
PublisherElsevier B.V.
Pages215-228
Number of pages14
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Publication series

NameHandbook of Clinical Neurology
Volume117
ISSN (Print)0072-9752

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Keywords

  • Noncholinergic
  • Nucleus Ambiguus
  • Parasympathetic
  • Sympathetic
  • Vagal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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Mazzone, S. B., & Canning, B. J. (2013). Autonomic neural control of the airways. In Handbook of Clinical Neurology (pp. 215-228). (Handbook of Clinical Neurology; Vol. 117). Elsevier B.V.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-53491-0.00018-3