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pneumotaxic center

noun pneu·mo·tax·ic center \ˌn(y)ü-mə-ˈtak-sik-\

Medical Definition of PNEUMOTAXIC CENTER

:  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
April 28, 2015
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