N. A. Gordievskaia, N. I. Kireeva
Rossiiskii fiziologicheskii zhurnal imeni I.M. Sechenova
Reticular neurons of the respiratory centre are divided into three groups. The 1st one is located in the medial areas and accepts afferents from chemoreceptors. The 2nd one is located in inspiratory and expiratory areas of the centre and take part in integration of afferent signals and activation of the effector mechanism. The 3rd group is present in both areas and organizes the effector activity of the centre. Electrical stimulation of the brain stem nuclei can modify reticular neurons in lateral areas.