The autonomic nervous system in alcoholic and diabetic neuropathy

Phillip Anson Low, J. C. Walsh, C. Y. Huang, J. G. McLeod

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Tests of autonomic function were performed on 10 controls, 16 subjects with diabetic neuropathy and 12 subjects with alcoholic neuropathy. Abnormal sweating occurred in 10/10 alcoholics (100%) and 10/10 diabetics (100%) who were examined. An abnormal Valsalva ratio was present in 7/11 (64%) of diabetics and only 2/9 (22%) of alcoholics. Denervation hypersensitivity to phenylephrine occurred in 2/8 (25%) of diabetics and was absent in alcoholics. A quantitative assessment of baroreceptor function was made. In diabetics there was a reduced resting heart period, heart period range and mean gain, whilst these parameters were essentially normal in alcoholics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-150
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the Australian Association of Neurologists
VolumeVol. 12
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

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Alcoholic Neuropathy
Diabetic Neuropathies
Autonomic Nervous System
Alcoholics
Pressoreceptors
Sweating
Phenylephrine
Denervation
Hypersensitivity

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The autonomic nervous system in alcoholic and diabetic neuropathy. / Low, Phillip Anson; Walsh, J. C.; Huang, C. Y.; McLeod, J. G.

In: Proceedings of the Australian Association of Neurologists, Vol. Vol. 12, 1975, p. 145-150.

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