A simple method for generating a blood pressure-unit activity relationship for central cardiovascular neurons in the rat.

@article{Cividjian2002ASM,
  title={A simple method for generating a blood pressure-unit activity relationship for central cardiovascular neurons in the rat.},
  author={Andrei Cividjian and Nicolas Rent{\'e}ro and Robin Michael McAllen and Luc Quintin},
  journal={Experimental physiology},
  year={2002},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={535-8}
}
One way to identify central cardiovascular neurons is to consider their barosensitivity, for example by plotting changes in their single unit activity as a function of evoked changes in blood pressure. To simplify the genesis of such pressure-activity relationships, a coronary angioplasty catheter was threaded into the aorta of anaesthetized rats and the balloon inflated to raise the blood pressure mechanically. Here, such a procedure is exemplified for cardiac vagal motoneurons in the medulla… CONTINUE READING