Testosterone facilitates the baroreceptor control of reflex bradycardia: role of cardiac sympathetic and parasympathetic components.

@article{ElMas2001TestosteroneFT,
  title={Testosterone facilitates the baroreceptor control of reflex bradycardia: role of cardiac sympathetic and parasympathetic components.},
  author={Mahmoud M El-Mas and Elham A. Afify and Mahmoud M. Mohy El-Din and Amal G. Omar and Fouad M. Sharabi},
  journal={Journal of cardiovascular pharmacology},
  year={2001},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={754-63}
}
Reported clinical and experimental findings have shown that baroreflex control of heart rate is attenuated in women compared with men. This study investigated whether the sexual dimorphism in baroreflex function relates to the ability of the male hormone testosterone to facilitate baroreflex responsiveness. Relative contributions of the vagal and sympathetic autonomic components to testosterone modulation of baroreflex function were also investigated. Baroreflex curves relating changes in heart… CONTINUE READING