pneumotaxic center

pneu·mo·tax·ic center .n(y)ü-mə-'tak-sik- n a neural center in the upper part of the pons that provides inhibitory impulses on inspiration and thereby prevents overdistension of the lungs and helps to maintain alternately recurrent inspiration and expiration

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a center in the upper part of the pons that rhythmically inhibits inhalation independently of the vagus nerve; called also Lumsden c.

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