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Physiological Concepts of Cardiovascular and Respiratory Control: Theoretical Basis and Applicability in Man

  • H. P. Koepchen
  • H.-H. Abel
  • D. Klüssendorf

Abstract

Key concepts of the present symposium are: anaesthesia — physiology — internal medicine — innovation. What are the relationships among these concepts? We believe one of the innovations to lie precisely in their combination. Internal medicine, and especially anaesthesia, is to a considerable extent applied physiology. The still too rigid borders between the disciplines, especially in Germany, must be overcome to make the concepts and methods developed in one field fruitful for application in other fields. This is especially important for the application of basic physiological concepts to man. In this context we will confine our attention to one central point of view, that of neurovegetative regulation, in particular of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. The term neurovegetative means neuronal regulation of the functions of vegetative organs and organ systems. Within this general framework the cardiovascular and respiratory regulatory systems form part of an interacting complex of many kinds of regulatory processes.

Keywords

Heart Rate Variability Respiratory Control Respiratory Rhythm Phrenic Nerve Activity Physiological Concept 
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  • H. P. Koepchen
  • H.-H. Abel
  • D. Klüssendorf

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