Hindlimb unloading elicits anhedonia and sympathovagal imbalance.

Abstract

The hindlimb-unloaded (HU) rat model elicits cardiovascular deconditioning and simulates the physiological adaptations to microgravity or prolonged bed rest in humans. Although psychological deficits have been documented following bed rest and spaceflight in humans, few studies have explored the psychological effects of cardiovascular deconditioning in… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.90535.2008

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