Respiratory Drive

Some articles on respiratory, respiratory drive:

Oxygen Therapy - Negative Effects - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
... such as emphysema, especially in those known to retain carbon dioxide (type II respiratory failure) ... levels of oxygen in patients with severe emphysema and high blood carbon dioxide reduces respiratory drive to the point of precipitating respiratory failure, and eventual ... However the risk of the loss of respiratory drive are far outweighed by the risks of withholding emergency oxygen, and therefore emergency administration of oxygen is never contraindicated ...
Classification - Central Sleep Apnea
... In pure central sleep apnea or Cheyne-Stokes respiration, the brain's respiratory control centers are imbalanced during sleep ... react quickly enough to maintain an even respiratory rate, with the entire system cycling between apnea and hyperpnea, even during wakefulness ... The respiratory drive is so strong that even conscious efforts to hold one's breath do not overcome it ...

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