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TABLE 1

Factors Implicated in the Pathogenesis of Apnea of Prematurity

Central MechanismsPeripheral Reflex Pathways
Decreased central chemosensitivity Decreased carotid body activity 
Hypoxic ventilatory depression Increased carotid body activity 
Upregulated inhibitory neurotransmitters Laryngeal chemoreflex 
Delayed central nervous system development Excessive bradycardic response 
Central MechanismsPeripheral Reflex Pathways
Decreased central chemosensitivity Decreased carotid body activity 
Hypoxic ventilatory depression Increased carotid body activity 
Upregulated inhibitory neurotransmitters Laryngeal chemoreflex 
Delayed central nervous system development Excessive bradycardic response 
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