Stretch Reflexes from the Dog's Lung to the Systemic Circulation
Evidence is presented that reflex systemic vasodilatation occurs after stretching dog's lungs by either mechanical traction or positive pressure ventilation under conditions of separate pulmonary and systemic perfusion. This reflex is mediated by the vagus.
- Received July 21, 1958.
- © 1959 American Heart Association, Inc.