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The periaqueductal grey area and the cardiovascular system.

Abstract:

In this chapter, we report that blood pressure can be increased or decreased depending on whether an electrode is in ventral or dorsal PAG. We also describe that it is theoretically possible to treat orthostatic hypotension. These are exciting developments not only because they provide an example of direct translational research from animal research to humans but also because they highlight a potential for future clinical therapies. The control of essential hypertension without drugs is attra...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
Journal:
Acta neurochirurgica. Supplement
Volume:
97
Issue:
Pt 2
Pages:
521-528
Publication date:
2007
DOI:
ISSN:
0065-1419
URN:
uuid:19b3b2ae-cd0e-4e28-8d4e-99f4b2bd58fc
Source identifiers:
140543
Local pid:
pubs:140543

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