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the region of the medulla oblongata that is electrically active during inspiration and where electrical stimulation produces sustained inspiration.
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The respiratory center, located in the rostral half of the reticular formation overlying the olivary nuclei, that generates impulses that cause contraction of the diaphragm and external intercostal muscles.
See also: center
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