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For many years this author has been engaged in studies of central nervous function, with particular reference to the hypothalamus and the autonomic nervous system. The present volume reviews the literature in the field, including the author's own work. It extends his analysis by the description of many previously unpublished observations.
In most of the experiments autonomic reactivity has been assessed by measurement of blood pressure, heart rate and the contraction of the normal and denervated nictitating membrane. In a few cases the responsiveness of bladder, duodenum, and respiration has also been studied. Guiding by these indices, states of "reflex
Autonomic Imbalance and the Hypothalamus: Implications for Physiology, Medicine, Psychology, and Neuropsychiatry.. Ann Intern Med. ;50:1069–1070. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-4-1069_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(4):1069-1070.
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