autonomic imbalance

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1. dysequilibrium (def. 2).
2. lack of balance; especially lack of balance between muscles, as in insufficiency of ocular muscles.
autonomic imbalance defective coordination between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, especially with respect to vasomotor activities.
electrolyte imbalance serum concentrations of an electrolyte that are either higher or lower than normal; see discussion and table under electrolyte.
fluid volume imbalance abnormally decreased or increased fluid volume or rapid shift from one compartment of body fluid to another. See also deficient fluid volume and excess fluid volume.
risk for fluid volume imbalance a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as being at risk for a decrease, increase, or rapid shift from one to the other of intravascular, interstitial, and/or intracellular fluid; this refers to body fluid loss, gain, or both. See also deficient fluid volume and excess fluid volume.
sympathetic imbalance vagotonia.
vasomotor imbalance autonomic imbalance.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

au·to·nom·ic im·bal·ance

a lack of balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, especially in relation to the vasomotor disturbances.
Synonym(s): vasomotor imbalance
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

au·to·nom·ic im·bal·ance

(aw'tō-nom'ik im-bal'ăns)
A lack of balance between sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, especially in relation to vasomotor disturbances.
Synonym(s): vasomotor imbalance.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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Several factors support that PM-mediated acute autonomic imbalance was responsible for the observed hemodynamic changes.
Dundaroz et al., "Cardiac autonomic imbalance in children with allergic rhinitis," Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, vol.
However, several unique factors such as autonomic imbalance and inflammation are recognized [15].
An autonomic imbalance with decreasing in vagal activity and increasing in sympathetic activity is present in heart failure.
We do not yet know whether autonomic imbalance causes insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome or is simply the result.
The defects in autonomic imbalance are due to either an increased sympathetic or reduced parasympathetic activity and have been found to be associated with development of cardiac arrhythmia and arrest.
There is possibility that the altered autonomic imbalance during the latter part of the cycle might be responsible for the causation of symptoms in susceptible individuals.
On the other hand, chronically, autonomic imbalance is a key element in the pathophysiology of heart failure (HF) after a MI [3-6].
[18] conducted a study to explore the effects of baseline BP and heart frequency on autonomic function tests to show that HR was correlated with autonomic imbalance. Cardiovascular system is dually innervated, receiving fibers from the parasympathetic and sympathetic divisions of the autonomic nervous system.
951) hypothesized that increased risk of triggered arrhythmias 1 day after DE exposure would be mediated by airway sensory nerves bearing transient receptor potential (TRP) channels that, when activated by noxious chemicals, cause a centrally mediated autonomic imbalance and heightened risk of arrhythmia.
Yoga therapy readjusts the autonomic imbalance, controls the rate of breathing and thus alters various physiological variables.
Exercise has been identified as an important non-pharmacological tool in the treatment of autonomic imbalance in heart and kidney diseases, as shown by numerous studies (16,27,29).

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