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The autonomic laboratory
Author and Affiliation:
Low, P. A.(Mayo Clinic, Department of Neurology, Rochester, Minnesota, United States)
Opfer-Gehrking, T. L.
Abstract: The autonomic nervous system can now be studied quantitatively, noninvasively, and reproducibly in a clinical autonomic laboratory. The approach at the Mayo Clinic is to study the postganglionic sympathetic nerve fibers of peripheral nerve (using the quantitative sudomotor axon reflex test [QSART]), the parasympathetic nerves to the heart (cardiovagal tests), and the regulation of blood pressure by the baroreflexes (adrenergic tests). Patient preparation is extremely important, since the state of the patient influences the results of autonomic function tests. The autonomic technologist in this evolving field needs to have a solid core of knowledge of autonomic physiology and autonomic function tests, followed by training in the performance of these tests in a standardized fashion. The range and utilization of tests of autonomic function will likely continue to evolve.
Publication Date: Jun 01, 1999
Document ID:
20040088996
(Acquired Sep 07, 2004)
Subject Category: AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: American journal of electroneurodiagnostic technology; p. 65-76; (ISSN 1086-508X); Volume 39; 2
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: M01 RR00585; P01 NS32352
Description: In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; DIAGNOSIS; DISEASES; LABORATORIES; NEUROPHYSIOLOGY; ARCHITECTURE; BLOOD PRESSURE; HEART RATE; METHODOLOGY; NERVES; PERSONNEL SELECTION; REFLEXES; SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM; THERMOREGULATION; VALSALVA EXERCISE
Other Descriptors: AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM/PHYSIOLOGY/PHYSIOPATHOLOGY; AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES/DIAGNOSIS; DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES, NEUROLOGICAL; LABORATORIES/ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION; NEUROPHYSIOLOGY/INSTRUMENTATION/METHODS/ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION; BLOOD PRESSURE/PHYSIOLOGY; BODY TEMPERATURE REGULATION/PHYSIOLOGY; FACILITY DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION; HEART RATE/PHYSIOLOGY; HUMAN; PERSONNEL STAFFING AND SCHEDULING; REFLEX/PHYSIOLOGY; SUPPORT, NON-U.S. GOV'T; SUPPORT, U.S. GOV'T, NON-P.H.S; SUPPORT, U.S. GOV'T, P.H.S; SYMPATHETIC FIBERS, POSTGANGLIONIC/PHYSIOLOGY; VALSALVA MANEUVER; NASA DISCIPLINE CARDIOPULMONARY; NON-NASA CENTER
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