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- n. A muscle that runs from the mandible to the tongue
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A usual name of the geniohyoglossus.
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Exogenous serotonin at the hypoglossal motor nucleus (HMN) stimulates genioglossus (GG) muscle activity.
The system, developed by the U.S. -based company Apnex, targets the hypoglossal nerve which controls the genioglossus muscle in the tongue.
'A new review of the potential for this therapy has been favourable showing there is a potential role for stimulation of the genioglossus muscle, but it is still early days, and we need to wait for the result of further trials to see just how effective this treatment may be, 'says Professor Jim Horne, head of the sleep laboratory at Loughborough University.
Thus, it was hypothesized that systemically administered morphine depresses genioglossus muscle activity
This development change is consistent with the observation in adult rat that mAChR activation suppresses inspiratory-related activity of the genioglossus muscle The high - (CX614) and low-impact (CX717) AMPAKINES both alleviated the DAMGO-induced depression of XII MN activity and inspiratory synaptic drive in a dose-dependent manner.
In the adult cat none of the extremely few μ-opioid-receptor containing nerve processes found in the XII nucleus appear to make contact with genioglossus MNs
Liu H, Horner RL (2005) Opposing muscarinic and nicotinic modulation of hypoglossal motor output to genioglossus muscle in rats in vivo.
The Apnex HGNS System is intended to work by restoring neuromuscular activity to the genioglossus muscle by stimulating the hypoglossal nerve synchronous with inspiration to mitigate upper airway collapse during sleep.
3. Seratonin keeps the genioglossus tongue muscles from relaxing and obstructing the airway during sleep.
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