Research Protocol
Volume 10 Issue 4 - 2021
Impact of the Arterial Chemoreceptors on the Cardiopulmonary System
Robert S Fitzgerald1,2,3*, Gholam Abbas Dehghani1 and Samara Kiihl4
1Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
2Department of Physiology, The Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
3Department of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
4Department of Biostatistics, The Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
*Corresponding Author: Robert S Fitzgerald, Department of Environmental Health and Engineering, The Johns Hopkins University Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Received: FFebruary 11, 2021; Published: March 11, 2021


The lung is the first cardiopulmonary organ to mediate the arrival of the organisms’ most vital substrate from the external environment, oxygen. Many lung functions, controlled by the autonomic nervous system, are under the influence of sensors/receptors which govern the organism’s response to the absence of oxygen. This study introduces a role for the less often reported arterial chemoreceptor, the aortic bodies, specifically their role in governing the resistance of the pulmonary vasculature.


Keywords: Aortic Bodies; Hypoxemia; Sympathetic Nervous System


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