Behavioral Modulation of Cardiovascular and Somatomotor-Cardiovascular Interactions in the Non-Human Primate
It is well-known that one can totally denervate the hearts of mammals, including man, and that these hearts are still capable of maintaining the circulation under a wide variety of conditions such as exercise, hypoxia, hypertension or hypotension. Furthermore, a number of primitive, vertebrate species exist in which there is virtually no innervation to the circulation. Thus, it is clear that myogenic and humoral mechanisms can regulate cardiovascular function relatively well. Since this is so, one needs to ask what role the nervous system performs in the regulation and control of the circulation.
KeywordsHeart Rate Brain Stimulation Cardiovascular Response Operant Conditioning Heart Rate Response
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