Bronchopulmonary vagal afferent nerves

Lu Yuan Lee, Bradley J. Undem

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

30 Scopus citations


Sensory nerves in the respiratory tract play an essential role in performing two primary functions of the respiratory control system: regulatory function and defense reflexes. The former is responsible for the maintenance of homeostasis, and regulates breathing pattern, bronchomotor tone, and other important airway functions (Chapter 15). The latter protects the lung, as well as the rest of the body, from potential health-hazardous effects caused by airborne particles and chemical irritants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Vagal Afferent Neurobiology
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)9780203492314
ISBN (Print)084932131X, 9780849321313
StatePublished - Jan 1 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Medicine


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