autonomic hyperreflexia


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Related to autonomic hyperreflexia: Munchausen syndrome

autonomic dysreflexia

A potentially life-threatening condition most common in patients with spinal cord injuries above T6, but which may occur with lesions as low as T10.

Clinical findings
Severe paroxysmal hypertension accompanied by throbbing headaches, profuse sweating, nasal stuffiness, flushing of the skin above thelesion, bradycardia, apprehension and anxiety.

autonomic hyperreflexia

Neurology An exuberant autonomic response to various insults Etiology Upper spinal cord injury, cystoscopy or distention of bladder or colon Clinical HTN, sweating, bradycardia, severe headache

au·to·no·mic dys·re·flex·ia

(aw'tō-nom'ik dis-rē-flek'sē-ă)
A syndrome occurring in some people with spinal cord lesions resulting from functional impairment of the autonomic nervous system. Symptoms include hypertension, bradycardia, severe headaches, pallor below and flushing above the cord lesion, and convulsions.
Synonym(s): autonomic hyperreflexia.
[G. autos, self + nomos, law; dys, difficult at + L. reflectere, to bend back]
References in periodicals archive ?
When you suddenly have a pounding headache, high blood pressure, and flushed skin and you sweat above your level of injury, you may be experiencing autonomic hyperreflexia or dysreflexia.
The other major risks for SCI mothersto-be include increased urinary-tract infections, decubitus ulcers, anemia, and autonomic hyperreflexia. Autonomic hyperreflexia (also called autonomic dysrefIexia, autonomic stress syndrome, or the mass reflex) may occur in patients with injury at or above the TIO level, especially above T6.
Some, such as autonomic hyperreflexia and failure of reflex bowel evacuation, are unique to people with SCI.

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