Ana Paula Soares dos Santos

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Pilocarpus species have been exploited as the only source of the imidazole alkaloid pilocarpine (used in glaucoma treatment), since its isolation up to the present. Almost all Pilocarpus species are native from Brazil. Because of the medicinal importance of pilocarpine, several of them are in the path of extinction. Other secondary metabolites, such as(More)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with autonomic dysfunctions that can be evaluated through heart rate variability (HRV). Resistance training promotes improvement in autonomic modulation; however, studies that evaluate this scenario using geometric indices, which include nonlinear evaluation, thus providing more accurate information(More)
To the Editor, I have read, with great interest, the article entitled “Influence of Smoking Consumption and Nicotine Dependence Degree in Cardiac Autonomic Modulation” by Santos et al.,1 recently published in Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia 2016; 106: 510-8. The reseearchers reported that only the intensity of smoking consumption had influences over(More)
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