Carotid Body: A New Target for Rescuing Neural Control of Cardiorespiratory Balance in Disease

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Title

Carotid Body: A New Target for Rescuing Neural Control of Cardiorespiratory Balance in Disease

Subject

Carotid Body

Description

The carotid body (CB) is the main arterial chemoreceptor in charge of adjusting ventilatory and cardiovascular function during changes in arterial blood gases. Regardless this essential function, the CB has been implicated in the sensing of other physiological signals such as changes in blood flow and glucose levels. More important, malfunction of the CB chemoreceptors has been associated with the progression and deterioration of several disease states such as hypertension, heart failure, renal failure, insulin resistance, diabetes and sleep apnea. Although the mechanisms involved in the alterations of the CB function in pathophysiology are currently under intense research, the development of therapeutic approaches to restore normal CB chemoreflex function remains unsolved.

Creator

Rodrigo Del Rio -, Rodrigo Iturriaga -, Harold D. Schultz

Source

https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/2694/carotid-body-a-new-target-for-rescuing-neural-control-of-cardiorespiratory-balance-in-disease

Publisher

Frontiers Media SA

Date

2016

Contributor

Baihaqi

Rights

Creative Commons

Format

PDF

Language

English

Type

Textbooks

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Citation

Rodrigo Del Rio -, Rodrigo Iturriaga -, Harold D. Schultz, “Carotid Body: A New Target for Rescuing Neural Control of Cardiorespiratory Balance in Disease,” Open Educational Resource (OER) - USK Library, accessed June 15, 2024, http://uilis.usk.ac.id/oer/items/show/3067.

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