autonomic reflex


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autonomic reflex

Any reflex involving the response of a visceral effector (cardiac muscle, smooth muscle, or gland). Such reflexes always involve two efferent neurons (preganglionic and postganglionic).
See also: reflex
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We use autonomic reflex testing to look for mycoplasma, chlamydia, tuberculosis, Epstein-Barr virus, cytomegalovirus, Lyme disease, Candida, and so on, and treat as needed with natural remedies and/or homeopathics.
Cardiovascular autonomic reflex tests were used as the gold standard clinical testing method [7].
The main idea behind the test is that reflex syncope is due to the abnormal cardiac autonomic reflexes, which lead to inappropriate vasodilatation (vaso-depressive reflex syncope), inappropriate bradycardia (cardioinhibitory reflex syncope) or a mixed response4.
Cardiovascular autonomic reflexes are essential for the maintenance of arterial blood pressure during the orthostatic stress adopting a standing posture and for preventing wide fluctuations of arterial BP in response to stress, exercise and other adaptive responses.
* The most common causes of orthostatic hypotension are not neurologic in origin, (9) but rather involve medications, hypovolemia, and impaired autonomic reflexes. The condition is common in the elderly, with one study demonstrating a prevalence of 18.2% in those [greater than or equal to] 65 years.
Specifically, prior research in patients with MTLE lias shown that autonomic reflexes during the ictal phase of a seizure may evoke cardiac rhythm changes in 92% of patients (Koseoglu, Kucuk, Arman, & Ersoy, 2009).

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