Hering-Breuer reflex


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He·ring-Breu·er re·flex

(hēr'ing broy'er),
the effects of afferent impulses from the pulmonary vagi in the control of respiration; for example, inflation of the lungs arrests inspiration with expiration then ensuing, whereas deflation of the lungs brings on inspiration.
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Hering-Breuer reflex

Neurology A reflex in which lung distension stimulates stretch receptors, which act to inhibit further distension
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Her·ing-Breu·er re·flex

(her'ing broy'er rē'fleks)
The effects of afferent impulses from the pulmonary vagi in the control of respiration, e.g., inflation of the lungs arrests inspiration, with expiration then ensuing, whereas deflation of the lungs brings on inspiration.
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Hering-Breuer reflex

A feedback system for controlling breathing. The stimulation of stretch receptors in the bronchi and lungs, occasioned by breathing in, eventually causes the DIAPHRAGM and the muscles between the ribs (intercostal muscles) to cease contracting. (Heinrich Ewald Hering, 1866–1918, German physiologist; and Josef Breuer, 1843–1925, Austrian physician)
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Hering-Breuer reflex

a protective mechanism that prevents excessive inflation of the lungs in diving mammals.
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Breuer,

Josef, Austrian internist, 1842-1925.
Hering-Breuer reflex - see under Hering, Heinrich Ewald

Hering,

Heinrich Ewald, German physiologist, 1866-1948.
Hering-Breuer reflex - inflation of the lungs arrests inspiration with expiration then ensuing; deflation of the lungs brings on inspiration.
sinus nerve of Hering - a branch of the glossopharyngeal nerve that innervates the baroreceptors in the wall of the carotid sinus and the chemoreceptors in the carotid body. Synonym(s): carotid sinus nerve
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Her·ing-Breu·er re·flex

(her'ing broy'er rē'fleks)
Effects of afferent impulses from pulmonary vagi in control of respiration.
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