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December 1973

Vasomotor Tone in the Aged

Author Affiliations

Brooklyn, NY
From the Department of Medicine, Coney Island Hospital of Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY. Mr. Ben David is a medical student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY.

Arch Neurol. 1973;29(6):439-440. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490300101016

Using a room kept at a constant temperature, vasomotor tone was evaluated in a series of elderly subjects. Although partial defects in vasoconstriction were found in some, 78% had normal reactions to body cooling and heating. None had orthostatic hypotension. Vasomotor reflexes tend to be well maintained with aging.