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Title Autonomic nervous system in old age / volume editors, George A. Kuchel, Patrick R. Hof
Published Basel ; New York : Karger, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (x, 137 pages) : illustrations
Series Interdisciplinary topics in gerontology, 0074-1132 ; vol. 33
Interdisciplinary topics in gerontology ; v. 33.
Contents Age-related sympathetic autonomic neuropathology / Robert E. Schmidt -- Clinical and therapeutic implications of aging changes in autonomic function / Gary A. Ford -- Normal and pathological changes in cardiovascular autonomic function with age / Preeti Attavar, David I. Silverman -- The autonomic nervous system and blood pressure regulation in the elderly / Edmund Bourke, James R. Sowers -- Aging, carbohydrate metabolism and the autonomic nervous system / Kenneth M. Madden, Graydon S. Meneilly -- Aging and the gastrointestinal tract / Alberto Pilotto, Marilisa Franceschi, Giuseppe Orsitto, Leandro Cascavilla -- Structure and function of the aged bladder / Cava Tannenbaum, Qing Zhu, Jeff Ritchie, George A. Kuchel -- Impact of aging on reproduction and sexual function / Evette Beshay, Khaleeq-ur-Rehman, Serge Carrier -- Aging of the autonomic nervous system / David Lussier, Ricardo A. Cruciani -- Aging and thermoregulation / R.B. McDonald, A.M. Gabaldón, B.A. Horwitz
Summary With the remarkable increase in life expectancy in recent years, overall numbers of older individuals living with disability and functional dependence are likely to increase. Age-related changes and diseases involving the peripheral nervous system, particularly its autonomic elements, frequently play determining roles in late life health and functional independence. While basal sympathetic activity increases with normative aging, there is evidence of considerable dysregulation of the ability of the aging sympathetic nervous system to respond to a variety of challenges. In this book, investigators from several different disciplines discuss aging of the autonomic nervous system from a variety of perspectives. Given the fact that aging of the parasympathetic elements of the autonomic nervous system is not nearly as well understood as that of its sympathetic portions, greater emphasis has been placed on the latter. The topics of this volume provide an excellent overview addressing a number of clinically important questions by highlighting key clinical and basic research studies. This book should be of great interest for general physicians, specialists in geriatrics, and neurologists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Autonomic nervous system -- Pathophysiology -- Age factors
Autonomic nervous system -- Aging
Older people.
Autonomic Nervous System -- physiology
Aged, 80 and over
Aging -- physiology
MEDICAL -- Neuroscience.
PSYCHOLOGY -- Neuropsychology.
Older people
Système nerveux autonome -- Sujet âgé.
Système nerveux -- Maladies chez la personne âgée.
Système nerveux autonome -- Physiopathologie -- Effets de l'âge.
Form Electronic book
Author Kuchel, George A
Hof, Patrick R
ISBN 1417523611