Modulation of sympathetic activity by corticotropin-releasing hormone and atrial natriuretic peptide.


BACKGROUND Heart rate variability represents a reliable marker to delineate the status of autonomic nervous system (ANS) function and alterations due to stress in vivo. Interestingly, up to now the effects of corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH), a key regulator of the stress hormone system, upon heart rate variability are not sufficiently described. Hence… (More)


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