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In order to assess the linearity of the mechanisms subserving renal blood flow autoregulation, broad-band arterial pressure fluctuations at three different power levels were induced experimentally and the resulting renal blood flow responses were recorded. Linear system analysis methods were applied in both the time and frequency domain. In the frequency(More)
This article presents results of the use of a novel methodology employing principal dynamic modes (PDM) for modeling the nonlinear dynamics of renal autoregulation in rats. The analyzed experimental data are broadband (0-0.5 Hz) blood pressure-flow data generated by pseudorandom forcing and collected in normotensive and hypertensive rats for two levels of(More)
Mean arterial blood pressure was measured for 2 days in conscious dogs to estimate the frequency of ultradian fluctuations and to compare the magnitudes of the ultra- and circadian fluctuations. The ultradian fluctuation had an average frequency of 0.38 +/- 0.04 cycle/h and 60% more power than the circadian rhythm. The ultradian fluctuation was consistently(More)
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