Deborah A. Salzer

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The current view of neurogenic vasomotor control in skeletal muscle is based largely on changes in vascular bed resistance. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent vascular bed compliance may also play a role in this regulation. For this purpose, pressure waveforms (Millar and Finometer) and flow waveforms (Doppler ultrasound) were(More)
The cortical regions representing peripheral autonomic reactions in humans are poorly understood. This study examined whether changes in forebrain activity were associated with the altered physiological responses to lower body negative pressure (LBNP) following a single bout of dynamic exercise (POST-EX). We hypothesized that, compared with the nonexercised(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the interactive influence of sympathetic activation and supplemental NO on brachial artery distensibility versus its diameter. It was hypothesized that a) sympathetic activation and nitric oxide competitively impact muscular conduit artery (brachial artery) mechanics, and b) neurogenic constrictor input(More)
We compared the integrated cardiovascular and autonomic responses to hypercapnia and hypoxia to test the hypothesis that these stimuli differentially affect muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) discharge patterns and cardiovagal and sympathetic baroreflex function in a manner related to ventilatory chemoreflex sensitivity. Six males and six females(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to assess the interactive influence of sympathetic activation and supplemental nitric oxide (NO) on brachial artery distensibility vs. its diameter. It was hypothesized that 1) sympathetic activation and NO competitively impact muscular conduit artery (brachial artery) mechanics, and 2) neurogenic constrictor input(More)
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