The Autonomic Nervous System

  • Mark C. Rogers
  • Julius B. Richmond


Since clinical medicine is organized with specialties in specific organ systems, it is understandable that a disparate system that regulates and affects virtually all other organs but that performs no independent function of its own could be left without representation in the vast array of clinical specialties. Such is the case with the autonomic nervous system, which is a system more in concept than in function. Nevertheless, the autonomic nervous system has effects of such protean nature that most complex activities of the human organism are dependent on the integrating and regulating function of this system.


Premature Infant Autonomic Nervous System Pulmonary Vascular Resistance Newborn Infant Fetal Heart Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark C. Rogers
    • 1
  • Julius B. Richmond
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Pediatrics and AnesthesiaThe Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.The Judge Baker Guidance CenterBostonUSA

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