The autonomic medical history

David S. Goldstein, William P. Cheshire

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The most important autonomic function test—the autonomic medical history—is the patient’s account, interpreted by a clinician skilled in asking the right questions, of symptoms during daily activities that relate to the autonomic nervous system. The chronology and pattern of these symptoms combine to create a portrait of autonomic function or dysfunction. We summarize the steps in obtaining a comprehensive autonomic medical history.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)223-233
Number of pages11
JournalClinical Autonomic Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 1 2017


  • Autonomic
  • Cholinergic
  • Noradrenergic
  • Parasympathetic
  • Sympathetic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrine and Autonomic Systems
  • Clinical Neurology


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