Autonomic Nervous System

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

Edited by

  • Ruud Buijs, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomedicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico D.F
  • Dick Swaab, Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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.

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Neuroscience and clinical neurology research and practitioners


Book information

  • Published: November 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-53491-0

Table of Contents

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