We investigated the effects of PGF2 alpha on the breathing patterns and electric activity of costal and crural parts of the diaphragm in 9 anesthetized newborn pigs. The change in diaphragmatic tension was evaluated as the change in transdiaphragmatic pressure. Because PGF2 alpha induces bronchoconstriction and an increase in respiratory resistances, the changes induced by prostaglandin were evaluated as differences between bronchoconstriction after PGF2 alpha and resistive load obtained by applying gradual occlusion to the inspiratory line of the breathing circuit. Our results show that PGF2 alpha decreased respiratory frequency with lengthening of expiratory time, while the resistive load increased both respiratory phases. The changes in breathing pattern were associated with different electrical activities of the diaphragm. While resistive load did not significantly change the EMG power spectrum, PGF2 alpha recruited new motor units. Furthermore, resistive load induced synchronization of the inspiratory time discharge of the costal and crural parts of the diaphragm, while after PGF2 alpha infusion there was an early inspiratory discharge of the crural part.
Effects of PGF2alpha on the EMG of costal and crural parts of the diaphragm of the newborn pigs / M.G. Clement, M. Albertini, G. Aguggini. - In: PROSTAGLANDINS LEUKOTRIENES AND ESSENTIAL FATTY ACIDS. - ISSN 0952-3278. - 43:3(1991), pp. 167-173.
|Titolo:||Effects of PGF2alpha on the EMG of costal and crural parts of the diaphragm of the newborn pigs|
CLEMENT, MARIA GIOVANNA (Primo)
ALBERTINI, MARIANGELA (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/02 - Fisiologia Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||1991|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/0952-3278(91)90164-Z|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|