arousal response

arousal response

The constellation of physiological changes—e.g., increased muscle tension, tachycardia and secretion of catecholamines—which help prepare the body for expenditure of a large amount of energy; also known as
the fight-or-flight response.
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Sildenafil Cream is a topically administered formulation of sildenafil designed to increase local blood flow and provide a potential improvement in genital arousal response and overall sexual experience for women.
A likely explanation is that this transient dysfunction seen for these non-distraction trials reflects over-arousal, due to either a more pronounced arousal response or an impaired ability to regulate the heightened arousal (Carli et al.
lengthy foreplay progressing to penile-vaginal intercourse) could elicit a faster arousal response in a laboratory setting.
The pattern (see Figure 2) was that for high SPS participants, consistent with the vantage sensitivity notion, the better the quality of parenting, the stronger was the arousal response to the positive pictures.
Neurologists, cardiologists, and pulmonologists from the US, Europe, and Israel focus on sleep apnea as they discuss oxidative stress, proinflammatory vascular risk factors, and endothelial disease; autonomic dysfunction and vascular diseases; hypertension; stroke risk factors and the arousal response; atrial fibrillation; patent foramen ovale and the association with ischemic stroke; the pathogenesis of cerebral small-vessel disease; acute stroke deterioration; the effect of continuous positive airway pressure on stroke risk factors and stroke; rehabilitation of stroke; and restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movements, and vascular risk factors.
While a topical product doesn't affect the brain chemistry, Zestra incites a genital arousal response, which often becomes a catalyst for reactive sexual desire within the brain.
Others have indicated that OSAS in children can further suppress the arousal response and effect bladder pressure or urinary hormone secretion.
These include vascular changes in the urogenital tissues affecting lubrication, and alterations in genital arousal response. Sexual function also may be adversely affected by diabetes medications or other interventions directed at monitoring or treating the disease.
26, 2011 online edition of the Journal of Neuroscience that the cells necessary for a light-induced arousal response are located in the hypothalamus, an area of the brain responsible for, among other things, control of the autonomic nervous system, body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue, and sleep.
Jerome Siegel, a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, and colleagues report in the current online edition of the Journal of Neuroscience that the cells necessary for a light-induced arousal response are located in the hypothalamus, an area at the base of the brain responsible for, among other things, control of the autonomic nervous system, body temperature, hunger, thirst, fatigue -- and sleep.
Although the arousal threshold values are highly variable between individuals, patients with OSA tend to have an impaired arousal response to airway occlusion (more negative pressure required for respiratory arousal) than controls (99).
The complement to relaxation is arousal, or the arousal response. And heightened arousal -- whether through wild dancing, spontaneous jumping, or bodily shaking -- may be as valuable a healing and transformative practice as sitting quietly in a lotus position.