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`Don't forget to breathe,' said the brainstem

`Don't forget to breathe,' said the brainstem

作者:乜展契  时间:2019-03-07 06:02:07  人气:

By Alison Motluk ALL our breathing, from the deep sighs of a sleeping baby to our last desperate dying gasp, is controlled by a little pacemaker at the base of the brain, say scientists in Chicago. The finding may help doctors understand the cause of lethal sleep disorders such as sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Babies who go on to die of SIDS tend to sigh less often while they sleep, says Jan Marino Ramirez of the University of Chicago. The strong inhalation of a sigh increases heart rate and blood pressure,