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The sympathetic nervous system's role in regulating blood pressure variability.

Malpas, Simon C. and Leonard, Bridget L. and Guild, Sarah-Jane and Ringwood, John V. and Navakatikyan, Michael and Austin, Paul C. and Head, Geoffrey A. and Burgess, Don E. (2001) The sympathetic nervous system's role in regulating blood pressure variability. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, 20 (2). pp. 17-24. ISSN 0739-5175

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This article focuses on how sympathetic nerve activity (SNA) contributes to the variability seen in blood pressure. Specifically, it examines the following questions: why do oscillations occur at certain frequencies, why do only certain frequencies of oscillations in SNA induce oscillations in the vasculature, and what may be the functional purpose of these oscillations.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: "©2001 IEEE. Reprinted from IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine. Personal use of this material is permitted. However, permission to reprint/republish this material for advertising or promotional purposes or for creating new collective works for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or to reuse any copyrighted component of this work in other works must be obtained from the IEEE."
Keywords: Blood vessels; Haemodynamics; Neurophysiology; Blood pressure variability; Cardiac-related oscillations; Hypertension pathogenesis; Respiratory-related oscillations; Sympathetic nerve activity; SNA; Vascular tone control; Vasculature oscillations; Heart.
Subjects: Science & Engineering > Electronic Engineering
Science & Engineering > Biology
Item ID: 1909
Identification Number: 10.1109/51.917720
Depositing User: Professor John Ringwood
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2010 16:54
Journal or Publication Title: IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine
Publisher: IEEE
Refereed: No

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