H P Koepchen

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This paper is comprised of a review of past contributions and their theoretical consequences and a presentation of new results in studies of the origin of sympathetic rhythms and tone. Two basic mechanisms are involved: a primary intracentral coupling with the main cardiovascular-respiratory rhythm (MCRR) generator and a secondary reflex coupling. It was(More)
The reticular formation of the lower brain stem contains neuronal circuits for the generation of sympathetic tone, respiratory rhythm, muscle tone and the control of vigilance. In anesthetized dogs single neurone activities were recorded in the medial two-thirds of the reticular formation to investigate the organizing principles of this multifunctional(More)
Experiments were carried out on cats anaesthetized with chloralose-urethane with a view to defining certain central pathways for the J reflex elicited by the right atrial injection of phenyldiguanide. The resulting motor inhibition was manifested by reduction in the amplitude of the knee jerk. The dorsal surface of the medulla was exposed and free riding(More)
The general problem of specificity and the existence of separate central control systems for different peripheral systems is handled and exemplified by the control of circulation, respiration and motor innervation. The considerations are based on several earlier experimental studies of spontaneous coordinations of rhythmic activities in anaesthetized dogs(More)
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