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The autonomic effects of deep brain stimulation--a therapeutic opportunity.

Abstract:

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is an expanding field in neurosurgery and has already provided important insights into the fundamental mechanisms underlying brain function. One of the most exciting emerging applications of DBS is modulation of blood pressure, respiration and micturition through its effects on the autonomic nervous system. DBS stimulation at various sites in the central autonomic network produces rapid changes in the functioning of specific organs and physiological systems that a...

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10.1038/nrneurol.2012.100

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Surgical Sciences
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Author
Journal:
Nature reviews. Neurology
Volume:
8
Issue:
7
Pages:
391-400
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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EISSN:
1759-4766
ISSN:
1759-4758
URN:
uuid:d6773dda-d1db-4b31-b91c-0e4879e3cbfe
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339896
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pubs:339896

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