Plasma catecholamines during behavioral treatments for Raynaud's disease.

  title={Plasma catecholamines during behavioral treatments for Raynaud's disease.},
  author={R. Freedman and D. Keegan and P. Mig{\'a}ly and M. Galloway and M. Mayes},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  • R. Freedman, D. Keegan, +2 authors M. Mayes
  • Published 1991
  • Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • &NA; We have previously demonstrated that the vasospastic attacks of Raynaud's disease can be induced despite blockade of efferent digital nerves and that feedback‐induced vasodilation is mediated through a non‐neural, beta‐adrenergic mechanism. Here, we sought to determine the role of sympathetic activity, as measured by plasma epinephrine and norepinephrine, during finger temperature feedback and autogenic training. Thirty‐one female patients with idiopathic Raynaud's disease were randomly… CONTINUE READING
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