Hypothalamic Mechanisms and the Cardiovascular Response to Stress

  • Joseph A. DiMicco
  • Robert P. Soltis
  • Jeffrey J. Anderson
  • James H. WibleJr.


Stress is thought to contribute to a wide variety of human disease states. Foremost among these are cardiovascular disorders such as hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, angina, myocardial infarction, and even sudden death. Nonetheless, we know little about the neural circuitry responsible for integrating the autonomic “stress response” above the level of the medulla-pons, and even less about the neuropharmacology of these higher pathways. The clarification and extension of existing data regarding central nervous system (CNS) mechanisms controlling the physiological and behavioral response to stress might suggest new strategies for its better understanding and control.


Mean Arterial Pressure Cardiovascular Response Posterior Hypothalamus Excitatory Amino Acid Receptor Mesenteric Blood Flow 
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  • Joseph A. DiMicco
  • Robert P. Soltis
  • Jeffrey J. Anderson
  • James H. WibleJr.

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