Receptors Stimulated



Stretch of tissues

Stretch receptors in visceral pleura, bronchioles, and alveoli

Inhibits inspiration

Prevents overinflation of lungs during forceful breathing

Low blood PO2

Chemoreceptors in carotid and

Increases alveolar ventilation

Increases blood oxygen concentration

aortic bodies

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