Reflex responses in sympathetic efferent activity to electrical stimulation of somatic afferent nerves were investigated. The integrated reflex activity was expressed as a two-variable function of the stimulus intensity and frequency. It was determined that a fourth order polynomial describes the reflex activity with an error of less than 5%. The stimulus parameters were designed optimally to obtain maximum information of the process with a minimum of stimuli. Reflex activities of cardiac and peripheral vasomotor nerves evoked by sciatic nerve stimulation were analyzed with the method.
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- Medicine (miscellaneous)