Autonomic neuropathy in an alcoholic population.

  title={Autonomic neuropathy in an alcoholic population.},
  author={F Barter and Andrew R. Tanner},
  journal={Postgraduate medical journal},
  volume={63 746},
Autonomic nervous system integrity has been assessed in 30 alcoholic subjects and 30 age-sex matched controls using five simple tests of cardiovascular responses. There was evidence of parasympathetic neuropathy alone in five of the alcoholic subjects (16%) and of combined parasympathetic and sympathetic neuropathy in an additional six (20%). None of the controls showed any abnormality. Within the alcoholic group, those with autonomic neuropathy were older, were more likely to be female and to… CONTINUE READING


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