Traube-Hering Waves in the Pulmonary Circulation of the Dog

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Science  04 Apr 1969:
Vol. 164, Issue 3875, pp. 75-76
DOI: 10.1126/science.164.3875.75


Although the pulmonary blood vessels receive an ample supply of nerves, it has been difficult to prove that these nerves operate in the regulation of the pulmonary circulation. In the present study, using the isolated lobe of the lung perfused in situ, waves in pulmonary arterial pressure were induced and were shown, as in the case of Traube-Hering waves in the systemic circulation, to be nervous in origin.

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