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The apneustic center of the lower pons appears to promote inspiration by stimulation of the I neurons in the medulla oblongata providing a constant stimulus. Position of the pons in the human brain The pons (sometimes pons Varolii after Costanzo Varolio) is a knob on the brain stem. ... Inhalation is the movement of air from the external environment, through the airways, into the alveoli during breathing. ... The medulla oblongata is the lower portion of the brainstem. ...


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Apneustic respiration is an abnormal pattern of breathing characterized by regular deep breaths followed by pauses at full inspiration. ...

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