Baroreceptor Reflexes

Integrative Functions and Clinical Aspects

  • P. B. Persson
  • H. R. Kirchheim

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. H. Seller
    Pages 45-74
  3. Allen M. Scher, Donal S. O’Leary, Don D. Sheriff
    Pages 75-125
  4. Roger Hainsworth
    Pages 154-180
  5. H. R. Kirchheim
    Pages 181-208
  6. V. S. Bishop, R. E. Shade, J. R. Haywood
    Pages 226-236
  7. M. J. Joyner, J. T. Shepherd
    Pages 237-255
  8. M. D. Thames, M. E. Dibner-Dunlap
    Pages 256-270
  9. P. Sleight
    Pages 271-291
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 315-322

About this book


It is a great honor and pleasure for me to introduce this book; an honor, because of the scientific renown and authority of the investigators who have edited the volume and contributed the chapters; a pleasure, because my own long-lasting interest in the baroreflexes has always gone in the same directions as those along which the authors of this book have conceived and organized their work. It is particularly meaningful, in my opinion, that the very title of this volume underlines the integrative functions and the clinical aspects of baroreceptor reflexes. Under the aspect of integration, it is more and more apparent that baroreceptor reflexes, though preponderantly influencing cardiovascular functions, are not limited to cardiovascular control. Their influence on respiration has been well known since the earliest studies on baroreflexes, and wider influences have more recently been shown, e. g. , on hormone release, on sleep and vigilance, and on emotional behavior. Even within the scope of cardiovascular regulation, the integrated action of baroreflexes is not only directly exerted on the heart and blood vessels, but is also exerted through more devious but no less important routes, such as renin release from juxtaglomerular cells and sodium and water reabsorption by the renal tubules.


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Editors and affiliations

  • P. B. Persson
    • 1
  • H. R. Kirchheim
    • 1
  1. 1.I. Physiologisches InstitutHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-76368-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-76366-3
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