Functions of afferents in cardiovascular sympathetic nerves

Alberto Malliani, Federico Lombardi, Massimo Pagani

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This paper contains data and discussion of the role of afferents in the sympathetic trunks from the cardiovascular complex that evoke autonomic reflex action. A description is given of these cardiovascular reflexes induced by afferents of the sympathetic trunks in neurally intact as well as spinal animals. A positive feedback hypothesis is also proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)231-236
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of the Autonomic Nervous System
Issue number2-4
Publication statusPublished - 1981


  • cardiac afferents
  • cardiovascular reflex
  • positive feedback
  • sympathetic afferents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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