Central Command Neurons of the Sympathetic Nervous System: Basis of the Fight-or-Flight Response

  title={Central Command Neurons of the Sympathetic Nervous System: Basis of the Fight-or-Flight Response},
  author={A. Jansen and Xay Van Nguyen and V. Karpitskiy and T. Mettenleiter and A. Loewy},
  pages={644 - 646}
  • A. Jansen, Xay Van Nguyen, +2 authors A. Loewy
  • Published 1995
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
  • During stress, the activity of the sympathetic nervous system is changed in a global fashion, leading to an increase in cardiovascular function and a release of adrenal catecholamines. This response is thought to be regulated by a common set of brain neurons that provide a dual input to the sympathetic preganglionic neurons regulating cardiac and adrenal medullary functions. By using a double-virus transneuronal labeling technique, the existence of such a set of central autonomic neurons in the… CONTINUE READING
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