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Time and frequency domain analyses were used to examine the changes in the relationships between the discharges of the inferior cardiac (CN) and vertebral (VN) postganglionic sympathetic nerves produced by electrical activation of the midbrain periaqueductal gray (PAG) in urethan-anesthetized, baroreceptor-denervated cats. CN-VN coherence and phase angle in(More)
The mechanism for generation of the alpha rhythm is controversial. In the current study, analysis in the time and frequency domains revealed that the alpha rhythm recorded from the scalp overlying the human occipital cortex can be entrained to the second or third harmonic of low frequency light flashes. These results support the view that the alpha rhythm(More)
We studied the effects of serotonin (5-HT)-receptor agonists and antagonists on the naturally occurring 10-Hz rhythm in sympathetic nerve discharge (SND) of urethan-anesthetized, baroreceptor-denervated cats. Intravenous doses of the 5-HT1A-receptor agonists 8-hydroxy-2(di-n-propylamino)-tetralin (8-OH-DPAT) and U-93385E, which inhibit the firing of(More)
Frequency-domain analysis was used to characterize the relationships among the rhythmic discharges recorded simultaneously from two to four sympathetic nerves in unanesthetized decerebrate cats. The major new findings were as follows. 1) The 10-Hz rhythmic discharges of different nerves cohered strongly in baroreceptor-innervated and -denervated cats. 2)(More)
Phase-locked slow rhythms in sympathetic nerve discharge (SND) and phrenic nerve activity (PNA) are generally thought to arise from a common brain stem "cardiorespiratory" oscillator. The results obtained in vagotomized and baroreceptor-denervated cats anesthetized with pentobarbital sodium do not support this view. First, partial coherence analysis(More)
Partial coherence analysis was used to remove the influences of the central circuits controlling a sympathetic nerve (as reflected by its discharges) on the coherence of the 10-Hz discharges of other sympathetic nerves in unanesthetized decerebrate or urethan-anesthetized cats. In many cases, partialization reduced but did not eliminate the sharp peak near(More)
We tested the hypothesis that brain stem circuits normally generate a 2- to 6-Hz oscillation in sympathetic nerve discharge (SND). Experiments were performed on baroreceptor-denervated decerebrate cats and urethan-anesthetized rats in which renal or splanchnic SND was recorded along with field potentials (population activity) from sites in the rostral(More)
We studied the effects of adrenoceptor agonists and antagonists on sympathetic nerve discharge (SND) of urethan-anesthetized, baroreceptor-denervated cats. In cats in which a 10-Hz rhythm coexisted with irregular 2- to 6-Hz oscillations in SND, intravenous clonidine, an alpha 2-adrenoceptor agonist, blocked the 10-Hz rhythm without affecting power at lower(More)
We studied the effects of brain stem and spinal lesions on the 10-Hz rhythms in left and right inferior cardiac sympathetic nerve discharge (SND) of baroreceptor-denervated, decerebrate cats. Unilateral medullary lesions [parasagittal section 1.5 mm lateral to midline, radiofrequency lesion of the rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), or chemical(More)
Partial coherence analysis was used to remove the influences of pulse-synchronous baroreceptor nerve activity (as reflected by the arterial pulse) on the coherence of the cardiac-related discharges of sympathetic nerve pairs in unanesthetized decerebrate cats. It can be predicted that the peak at the heart rate frequency in the ordinary coherence function(More)