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Microneurographic Measurement of Sympathetic Nerve Activity in Humans

  • Erling A. Anderson
  • Allyn L. Mark
Part of the The Springer Series in Behavioral Psychophysiology and Medicine book series (SSBP)

Abstract

Microneurography is a technique in which electrodes are inserted percutaneously into peripheral nerves in humans for recording of single or multiunit action potentials. The technique has been used to study (1) sensory innervation of skin, (2) proprioceptive innervation of skeletal muscle, and (3) sympathetic innervation of autonomic effector organs in muscle and skin (Hagbarth, 1979).

Keywords

Peroneal Nerve Mental Stress Sympathetic Nerve Activity Muscle Nerve Sympathetic Activity Cold Pressor Test 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erling A. Anderson
    • 1
  • Allyn L. Mark
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Anesthesia and Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular and Clinical Research CentersUniversity of Iowa College of MedicineIowa CityUSA

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