The response of heart rate to hypoxia in man after cervical spinal cord transection


The tachycardia which accompanies hypoxia is usually thought to be due to medullary stimulation and increased sympathetic activity. The present results indicate that an intact sympathetic pathway from medulla to spinal cord is not essential to the normal pattern of heart rate changes during hypoxia and re-oxygenation.Eight subjects with complete cervical… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/sc.1970.2


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