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Micropipette measurement of airway submucosal gland secretion: laryngeal reflex.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7416616     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We used our microcollection technique to study the effect of mechanical stimulationof the larynx on tracheobrochial gland secretion. The basal secretory rate of 8 glands in 5 cats rose from 18.6 +/- 2.0 nl/min (mean +/- SE) to a maximum of 47.8 +/- 4.0 nl/min within 1 min of mechanical stimulationof the laryngeal mucosa(p < 0.005) and returned to prestimulation levels within 4 to 5 min after cessation of the stimulus. The effect of laryngeal stimulation on gland secretion was prevented by cooling both cerevical vagi to - 3 degrees C before and during stimulation, and was restored by warming both vagito 37 degrees C before stimulaltion. Atropine sulfate (0.5 mg/kg given intravaenously) also prevented the secretory response to laryngeal stimulation. Transsection of the sensory nerves to the larynx blocked this response as well. Electrical stimulation (7 V, 20 Hz, 15 s) of the central end of the cut superior layyngeal nerve increased the rate of secretion of 6 glands in 5 cats from 10.0 +/- 2.0 nl/min to 26.0 +/- 3.0 nl/min (p < 0.01); atropine also prevented this effect.
V F German; I F Ueki; J A Nadel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American review of respiratory disease     Volume:  122     ISSN:  0003-0805     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Rev. Respir. Dis.     Publication Date:  1980 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-11-24     Completed Date:  1980-11-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370523     Medline TA:  Am Rev Respir Dis     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  413-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Laryngeal Mucosa / secretion*
Laryngeal Nerves / physiology
Larynx / physiology*,  secretion*
Neural Pathways / physiology
Physical Stimulation
Reflex / physiology
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