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Effect of premature delivery on the maturation of the Hering-Breuer inspiratory inhibitory reflex in human infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1271171     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The Hering-Breuer inspiratory inhibitory reflex was studied serially in a group of premature infants and in a group of term infants in the immediate postnatal period. The premature infants had a stronger inspiratory inhibitory reflex than did the term infants at birth; this reflex decreased with maturation of the premature. Development in the extrauterine environment significantly delayed the rate of disappearance of this reflex. This may indicate that premature delivery retards the neurologic maturation of the human infant. The term infant showed no change in the activity of the inspiratory inhibitory reflex in the first five days of life.
Authors:
S M Kirkpatrick; A Olinsky; M H Bryan; A C Bryan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  88     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1976 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-08-02     Completed Date:  1976-08-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1010-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Female
Gestational Age
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Lung / innervation
Pregnancy
Reflex*
Respiration*

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