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Evaluation of Adrenergic function

Phillip A. Low

in Clinical Neurophysiology

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195385113
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322770 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195385113.003.0037

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Evaluation of Adrenergic function

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For noninvasive evaluation of autonomic function, tests of peripheral adrenergic function have recently been developed so that it is possible to separately evaluate the vagal and adrenergic components of baroreflex sensitivity. The vagal component is derived from the heart period response to BP change and the adrenergic component by the PRT in response to the preceding fall in BP, induced by the VM.

Chapter.  4390 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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