Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. General Introduction

    1. H. P. Koepchen
      Pages 1-4
  3. Central Nervous Basis of Cardiovascular Respiratory Interactions

  4. Ventral Surface of Medulla

  5. Inputs

  6. Outputs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-127

About these proceedings

Introduction

This book presents the proceedings of a satellite symposium of the XXVllth International Congress of IUPS held in Berlin, July 12-15, 1977 the latest of a series of meetings dealing with the organization of the autonomic nervous system, especially its central nervous control (Warsaw 1971, Tokyo 1974, Heidelberg 1976). This was an occasion for the discussion of the rapidly increasing experience of laboratories and research groups in a number of countries. Interest is growing in the organization of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve supplies, and there is much new material derived largely from single unit re­ cordings within both central and peripheral nervous structures. It has long been known that various rhythms originating in central ner­ vous structures, including the respiratory rhythm, are reflected in autonomic outflows. Moreover, the autonomic responses themselves rarely appear in isolation, and are usually seen as part of patterns of change involving a number of organs and systems. These facts alone imply com­ plex interactions within the central nervous system, which indicate that studies of relationships between the relevant inputs, intrinsic central nervous activity and autonomic outputs constitute a special branch of neurophysiology which needs to be developed in order to gain insights into the forms of central nervous organization which are in­ volved.

Keywords

Interaction cardiovascular cardiovascular control heart rate neurons sympathetic nerve sympathetic preganglionic neurons

Editors and affiliations

  • H. P. Koepchen
    • 1
  • S. M. Hilton
    • 2
  • A. Trzebski
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut für PhysiologieFreie Universität BerlinBerlin 33Germany
  2. 2.Department of Physiology, The Medical SchoolThe University of BirminghamGB BirminghamUK
  3. 3.Katedra i Zaklad Fizjologii ul. KrakowskieAkademia Medyczna w WarszawieP-WarschauPoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-67603-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1980
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-09948-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-67603-1
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