Cardiovascular responses to vaginocervical stimulation in the spinal cord-transected rat.


The present study ascertained whether increases in heart rate (HR) and systolic blood pressure (SBP) produced by vaginocervical stimulation (VS; 500 g force) persist in the unanesthetized rat after chronic spinal cord transection at selected levels. Three groups were used: spinal cord transection at T7 (n = 10) or L5 (n = 10) or a sham-operated control… (More)


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