Excitation, Trigeminal nerve excitation leads to Increased Airway Hyper-responsiveness,Cough, Dyspnea
Upstream eventExcitation, Trigeminal nerve excitation
Increased Airway Hyper-responsiveness,Cough, Dyspnea
Key Event Relationship Overview
AOPs Referencing Relationship
Life Stage Applicability
Key Event Relationship Description
Action potential propagation in afferent trigeminal and vagal nerves is widely known to mediate coughing, dyspnea, and other bodily reactions to irritation.
Evidence Supporting this KER
See Alarie (1973)for review of basic observations of the trigeminal nerves in irritation.