Long-term adaptation mechanisms in extremity veins supporting orthostatic tolerance

Emil Monos, Miklós Lóránt, Gabriella Dörnyei, Viktor Bérczi, György Nádasy

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Several long-term antigravity defense mechanisms are activated in the lower extremity veins and microvessels when an organism is exposed to chronic orthostatic load. These mechanisms involve acute pressure-induced myogenic response, counterregulatory K+ channels, functional and structural remodeling of sympathetic innervation, and vascular network properties.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-214
Number of pages5
JournalNews in Physiological Sciences
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 2003


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  • Physiology

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