apneustic


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apneustic

pertaining to the aquatic larvae of certain insects where SPIRACLES are closed or absent.

apneustic

pertaining to or characterized by apneusis.

apneustic center
a poorly understood part of the respiratory center located in the caudal part of the pons; associated with the taking of deep breaths and in controlling normal respiration.
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The apneustic center stimulates the ventral respiratory group and dorsal respiratory group (VRG and DRC) to inhale, while the pneumotaxic center switches off inspiration and, working with transpulmonary pressure and elastic recoil, facilitates passive exhalation.