Facial flushing and sweating mediated by the sympathetic nervous system.

@article{Drummond1987FacialFA,
  title={Facial flushing and sweating mediated by the sympathetic nervous system.},
  author={Peter D. Drummond and James W Lance},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={1987},
  volume={110 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={793-803}
}
Sweating and flushing of the forehead and cheeks in response to body heating, embarrassment and strong gustatory stimulation were investigated in 23 patients with a unilateral lesion in the sympathetic pathway to the face. A lesion anywhere along this pathway impaired thermoregulatory sweating and flushing on the denervated side of the forehead in most patients and also of the cheek in some cases. Emotional sweating was also diminished on the denervated side of the forehead irrespective of the… CONTINUE READING

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