In this paper the experimental evidence supporting the hypothesis that excitatory sympathetic reflexes may participate in the tonic control of the cardiovascular system is discussed. Positive feedback pressor sympathetic reflexes can be obtained with physiological distensions of the descending thoracic aorta in conscious dogs with all nerves intact in absence of any pain reaction. These excitatory reflexes interact with supraspinal regulatory mechanisms, inhibitory in nature. A massive excitation of cardiac sympathetic afferents, produced by intracoronary injections of bradykinin, also elicits a pressor reflex, without pain reactions. In the absence of anesthesia and recent surgery, the cardiovascular excitatory reflexes, subserved by sympathetic afferent fibers, can easily prevail. We suggest that negative and positive feedback mechanisms interact continuously to achieve the most adequate neural cardiovascular control.

Cardiovascular reflexes mediated by sympathetic afferent fibers / A. Malliani, M. Pagani, P. Pizzinelli, R. Furlan, S. Guzzetti. - In: JOURNAL OF THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM. - ISSN 0165-1838. - 7:3-4(1983), pp. 295-301-301. [10.1016/0165-1838(83)90082-6]

Cardiovascular reflexes mediated by sympathetic afferent fibers

M. Pagani
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R. Furlan
Penultimo
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1983

Abstract

In this paper the experimental evidence supporting the hypothesis that excitatory sympathetic reflexes may participate in the tonic control of the cardiovascular system is discussed. Positive feedback pressor sympathetic reflexes can be obtained with physiological distensions of the descending thoracic aorta in conscious dogs with all nerves intact in absence of any pain reaction. These excitatory reflexes interact with supraspinal regulatory mechanisms, inhibitory in nature. A massive excitation of cardiac sympathetic afferents, produced by intracoronary injections of bradykinin, also elicits a pressor reflex, without pain reactions. In the absence of anesthesia and recent surgery, the cardiovascular excitatory reflexes, subserved by sympathetic afferent fibers, can easily prevail. We suggest that negative and positive feedback mechanisms interact continuously to achieve the most adequate neural cardiovascular control.
Heart; Animals; Sympathetic Nervous System; Blood Pressure; Vagus Nerve; Reflex, Stretch; Neural Inhibition; Heart Rate; Muscle, Smooth, Vascular; Dogs; Nociceptors; Reflex; Pressoreceptors
Settore MED/09 - Medicina Interna
Settore MED/11 - Malattie dell'Apparato Cardiovascolare
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