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Autonomic Nervous System

Handbook of Clinical Neurology (Series editors: Aminoff, Boller, Swaab)

Autonomic Nervous System provides an introduction to the latest science and detailed chapters on advances in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of autonomic system disorders.

The autonomic nervous system controls all involuntary actions within the human nervous system. Core body functions regulated by the autonomic system include breathing, heartbeat, blood pressure, body temperature, perspiration, and bowel, bladder and sexual function. Our understanding of the neurotransmitters associated with the autonomic nervous system has expanded over the past 15 years associated with current research efforts and are now impacting the diagnosis and treatment of autonomic nervous system disorders by clinical neurologists.
This volume is a valuable companion for neuroscience and clinical neurology researchers and practitioners.

Neuroscience and clinical neurology research and practitioners

Hardbound, 464 Pages

Published: November 2013

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53491-0


  • 1. The autonomic nervous system; what do we miss? 
    2. Differential Responses of Components of the Autonomic Nervous System 
    3. Cotransmission in the autonomic nervous system 
    4. Sensitization of endocrine organs to anterior pituitary hormones by the autonomic nervous system 
    5. Central Control of Autonomic Function and Involvement in Neurodegenerative Disorders 
    6. Interaction between cognition, emotion and the autonomic nervous system 
    7. Interoception and ANS Reflexes Thermoregulation 
    8. Regulation of blood pressure by the arterial baroreflex and autonomic nervous system 
    9. Cooling, pain and other feelings from the body in relation to the autonomic nervous system 
    10. The Neurological Organization of Micturition 
    11. The clinical importance of the anti-inflammatory vago-vagal reflex 
    12. The Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Cardiac Arrhythmias 
    13. Exercise and the Autonomic Nervous System 
    14. Autonomic control of bone formation: its clinical relevance 
    15. The circadian system and the balance of the autonomic nervous system 
    16. Autonomic Nervous System Control of the Cerebral Circulation 
    17. Autonomic Regulation of Kidney Function 
    18. Autonomic Neural Control of the Airways 
    19. Multiple system atrophy 
    20. Pure Autonomic Failure 
    21. Autonomic Dysfunction in Parkinson Disease 
    22. Diabetic Autonomic Neuropathy 
    23. Hypoglycemia-Associated Autonomic Failure in Diabetes 
    24. Sensory-autonomic interactions in health and disease 
    25. Autoimmune Autonomic Failure 
    26. The central sympathetic nervous system in hypertension 
    27. Pathology of emesis: its autonomic basis 
    28. Sympathetic Microneurography 
    29. Sympathetic Neuroimaging 
    30. Skin biopsies in the assessment of the autonomic nervous system 
    31. Heart Rate Variability 
    32. Chronic Activation of the Baroreflex and the Promise for Hypertension Therapy


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