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Title: The influence of alcohol on genioglossus single motor units in men and women during wakefulness.
Austin Authors: Avraam, Joanne ;Dawson, Andrew;Nicholas, Christian L;Fridgant, Monika D;Fan, Feiven Lee;Kay, Amanda;Koay, Zi Yi;Greig, Rachel;O'Donoghue, Fergal J ;Trinder, John;Jordan, Amy S 
Affiliation: Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia.
Respiratory and Sleep Medicine
Institute for Breathing and Sleep
Issue Date: Mar-2023
Date: 2022
Publication information: Experimental Physiology 2023; 108(3)
Abstract: What is the central question of this study? How does alcohol intake, which worsens obstructive sleep apnoea, alter motor control of the genioglossus muscle, an upper airway dilator, in healthy awake human volunteers, and does alcohol alter genioglossus muscle afterdischarge? What is the main finding and its importance? Alcohol consumption had a very minor effect on the activity of the genioglossus in healthy young individuals studied during wakefulness and did not alter afterdischarge, leaving open the possibility that alcohol worsens obstructive sleep apnoea via other mechanisms.
DOI: 10.1113/EP090580
ORCID: 0000-0001-8561-9766
Journal: Experimental Physiology
PubMed URL: 36533973
ISSN: 1469-445X
Type: Journal Article
Subjects: ethanol
obstructive sleep apnoea
pharyngeal muscles
upper airway
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