cough Archive

Mechanism of Cough and Sneeze

Receptors Extrathoracic: nose, oropharynx, larynx, upper trachea Intrathoracic: rapidly adapting irritant receptors in epithelium of lower trachea and large central bronchi Other locations: tympanic membrane, diaphragm, stomach Cough Reflex: Cough is an expulsive reflex that protects the lungs and respiratory passage from foreign bodies. ...Read More