Comparison between reproducibility and sensitivity of muscle sympathetic nerve traffic and plasma noradrenaline in man.

@article{Grassi1997ComparisonBR,
  title={Comparison between reproducibility and sensitivity of muscle sympathetic nerve traffic and plasma noradrenaline in man.},
  author={Guido Grassi and Giovanni Battista Bolla and Gino Seravalle and Carlo Turri and A Lanfranchi and Giuseppe Mancia},
  journal={Clinical science},
  year={1997},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={285-9}
}
1. Although plasma noradrenaline and muscle sympathetic nerve traffic have been shown to be suitable markers of sympathetic activity in man, no study has systematically compared the reproducibility and sensitivity of these two indices of adrenergic tone. 2. Reproducibility data were collected in 10 subjects, in whom plasma noradrenaline was assessed by HPLC on blood samples withdrawn from an antecubital vein and efferent postganglionic muscle sympathetic nerve activity was measured by… CONTINUE READING