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Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions$
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Ida J. Llewellyn-Smith and Anthony J. M. Verberne

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780195306637

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306637.001.0001

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Modulation of Autonomic Function by the Cerebral Cortex

Modulation of Autonomic Function by the Cerebral Cortex

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(p.202) 11 Modulation of Autonomic Function by the Cerebral Cortex
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Central Regulation of Autonomic Functions
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Anthony J. M. Verberne

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195306637.003.0011

This chapter examines the role of the cerebral cortex in the control of autonomic function. Prefrontal and insular cortical regions are key components of the cortical pathways that are recruited during stress as well as influencing blood pressure, sympathetic vasomotor drive, cardiovascular reflex function, vasopressin secretion, gastrointestinal motor function, and micturition. A description of the neuroanatomical connections of the cortex with other central autonomic circuits underpins the discussion of the role of the cerebral cortex in central autonomic control mechanisms. In addition, the sources of afferent input to cortical regions known to influence autonomic function are described. In man, early clues pointing to a role for the cortex in autonomic function came from patients affected by cerebral trauma or seizures. Today, the role(s) of the prefrontal cortex and insular cortex in human autonomic function is emerging from functional magnetic resonance imaging studies.

Keywords:   blood pressure, gastrointestinal, insular cortex, micturition, prefrontal cortex, stress, sympathetic

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