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September 1932

Dos reflejos neurovegetativos.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(3):755. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240030275020

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The relation of the oculocardiac and the solar reflex, brought to the attention of the psychiatrist through Laignel-Lavastine and later largely by Santenoise of the Paris School, receives in these two closely printed volumes a detailed account of 2,102 cases of psychoses, 408 of them with pharmacodynamic tests. The cases are reported under the headings of a nosological classification. In the great majority of the cases there was no antagonism of the two reflexes; the two were, in 83 per cent, of the same neurovegetative tone in the same patients, more frequently vagotonic (79 per cent), and less frequently sympathicotonic (42 per cent of the total number). Of the remaining 16.5 per cent, 9.8 per cent showed the antagonism as vagotonic in the oculocardiac reaction and sympathicotonic in the solar reflex, and in 6.7 per cent the reverse. The relations are not specific for any disease type, as the author

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