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

@article{Jansen1995CentralCN,
  title={Central Command Neurons of the Sympathetic Nervous System: Basis of the Fight-or-Flight Response},
  author={Arthur S. P Jansen and Xay Van Nguyen and Vladimir Karpitskiy and Thomas C. Mettenleiter and Arthur D. Loewy},
  journal={Science},
  year={1995},
  volume={270},
  pages={644 - 646}
}
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… Expand
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