A mathematical approach to quantitative analysis of somatosympathetic reflexes

Mark Kollai, Laszlo Fedina, Arisztid G.B. Kovach, Laszlo Keviczky

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-166
Number of pages8
JournalComputers and Biomedical Research
Volume11
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1978

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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