Autonomic Hyperreflexia

  title={Autonomic Hyperreflexia},
  author={M Amzallag},
  journal={International Anesthesiology Clinics},
  • M. Amzallag
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • International Anesthesiology Clinics
Autonomic hyperreflexia is an acute syndrome characterized by widespread reflex sympathetic discharge in patients with chronic spinal cord lesions. It has also been described as autonomic dysreflexia, hypertensive autonomic crisis [1], and neurovegetative syndrome of visceral dysfunction [1], as well as “mass reflex” because of its unchecked, excessive, and generalized reaction.It appears in 85% of patients 2 to 3 weeks after the initial episode of an acute spinal lesion above the level of T7… Expand
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