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Upper Airway Motor Systems

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Control of Breathing

  1. Donald Bartlett Jr.

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030208

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Bartlett, D. 2011. Upper Airway Motor Systems. Comprehensive Physiology. 223–245.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, New Hampshire

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Clues About Phylogeny: Upper Respiratory Tract Breathing Movements in Lower Vertebrates
  • 2
    Ontogeny: Development of Mammalian Upper Respiratory Tract Musculature
    • 2.1
      Structural Development During Intrauterine Life
    • 2.2
      Upper Airway Function During Fetal Life
    • 2.3
      Upper Airway Function at Birth
    • 2.4
      Postnatal Development
  • 3
    Adult Mammalian Upper Airway Motor Systems
    • 3.1
      Nose and Mouth
    • 3.2
      Pharynx
    • 3.3
      Larynx
  • 4
    Conclusion