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March 1962

Characteristic Changes of Vestibular Reactions in Arteriosclerosis

Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;75(3):201-205. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740040209004

Arteriosclerosis is known to be a degenerative process of the blood vessels, affecting both the intima and the inner layer of the elastica. The intima thickens in a definite manner, the connective tissue proliferates, and the newly formed fibrils degenerate and separate. Deeply penetrating atheromas result with a high content of calcium and lipids, principally cholesterol. Frequent in the aged, the early occurrence of these changes has to be considered as a pathological entity.

E. M. Tareev1 and other Soviet investigators have shown arteriosclerosis to be one of the vegetative organic diseases based on damage to the corticovisceral connection. The serious changes in the vessels cause trouble in the blood supply of some organs. Among the first symptoms of cortical dysfunction appear nervousness, depression, fatigue, dizziness, insomnia, irritability, decreased physical and mental activity, headaches, frequent emotional changes, pain in different organs, and others.

The close relationship of the

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