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Cardiac Mechanoreceptors

Handbook of Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, Peripheral Circulation and Organ Blood Flow

  1. Vernon S. Bishop1,
  2. Alberto Malliani2,
  3. Peter Thorén3

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020315

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Bishop, V. S., Malliani, A. and Thorén, P. 2011. Cardiac Mechanoreceptors. Comprehensive Physiology. 497–555.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Pharmacology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas

  2. 2

    Istituto Ricerche Cardiovascolari, CNR, Fondazione 1, Monzino; and Patologia Medica, Ospedale L. Sacco; University of Milan, Milan, Italy

  3. 3

    Department of Physiology, University of Göteborg, Göteborg, Sweden

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Historical Landmarks
    • 1.1
      Depressor Reflexes From the Heart
    • 1.2
      Pressor Reflexes From the Heart
    • 1.3
      Electrophysiological Recordings From Vagal Afferents
    • 1.4
      Electrophysiological Recordings From Sympathetic Afferents
  • 2
    Morphological Notes
  • 3
    Receptors with Vagal Afferents
    • 3.1
      Atrial Receptors With Myelinated Afferents
    • 3.2
      Ventricular Receptors With Myelinated Afferents
    • 3.3
      Cardiac Receptors With Unmyelinated Afferents (C Fibers)
  • 4
    Tonic Vasomotor Inhibition from Cardiopulmonary Receptors
    • 4.1
      In Animals
    • 4.2
      In Humans
  • 5
    Role of Cardiopulmonary Reflexes
    • 5.1
      In Physiological State
    • 5.2
      In Pathophysiological State
  • 6
    Receptors with Sympathetic Afferents
    • 6.1
      Methodological Notes
    • 6.2
      Atrial Receptors
    • 6.3
      Ventricular Receptors
    • 6.4
      Coronary Receptors
    • 6.5
      Receptors in Large Thoracic Vessels
    • 6.6
      Reflex Effects
    • 6.7
      Positive-Feedback Hypothesis
    • 6.8
      General Properties of Cardiovascular Sympathetic Afferents
  • 7
    Possible Interaction of Vagal and Sympathetic Afferents
  • 8
    Summary