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This is a highly technical book which sums up a large amount of research on the way in which autonomic centers, particularly in the hypothalamic region, affect many of the automatic functions of the body. Much of the work has been done by Dr. Gellhorn, but he also cites one thousand, one hundred papers by investigators in this field. Subjects discussed are adjustment reactions to changes in the carbon dioxide content of the blood and to anoxia, asphyxia, hemorrhage and hypoglycemia. There are chapters on the autonomic regulation of the cerebral circulation, on the hormones of the hypophysis and on the sympatheticoadrenal and the vagoinsulin systems. There are chapters on the roles of the sympathetic, parasympathetic and somatic nervous systems in regulating several of the involuntary functions of the body. Chapter 13 is on reflexes from the carotid sinus; chapter 14 discusses the autonomic basis of emotion; chapter 18 is
Autonomic Regulations. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1943;71(3):441. doi:10.1001/archinte.1943.00210030142020
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