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Anatomy and neuro-pathophysiology of the cough reflex arc.
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PMID:  22958367     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Coughing is an important defensive reflex that occurs through the stimulation of a complex reflex arc. It accounts for a significant number of consultations both at the level of general practitioner and of respiratory specialists. In this review we first analyze the cough reflex under normal conditions; then we analyze the anatomy and the neuro-pathophysiology of the cough reflex arc. The aim of this review is to provide the anatomic and pathophysiologic elements of evaluation of the complex and multiple etiologies of cough.
Mario Polverino; Francesca Polverino; Marco Fasolino; Filippo Andò; Antonio Alfieri; Francesco De Blasio
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-06-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Multidisciplinary respiratory medicine     Volume:  7     ISSN:  2049-6958     ISO Abbreviation:  Multidiscip Respir Med     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-10     Completed Date:  2012-10-02     Revised Date:  2013-03-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101477642     Medline TA:  Multidiscip Respir Med     Country:  Italy    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  5     Citation Subset:  -    
Lung Diseases Institute, Medical Sciences Department, ASL Salerno, Viale S, Francesco, Nocera Inferiore (Salerno), Italy.
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