Vasomotor Reflexes, Skin

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Abstract

Skin vasomotor reflexes can be evaluated by the skin blood flow response to autonomic stimuli. Skin blood flow is recorded by a flowmeter. Effective stimuli include the Valsalava maneuver and contralateral cold stimulus. The test is straightforward, although the responses are somewhat variable and, for that reason, it is not part of routine autonomic function tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages620
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Denervation
  • Flowmeter
  • Skin blood flow
  • Somatosensory
  • Sympathetic
  • Vasoconstrictor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Low, P. A. (2014). Vasomotor Reflexes, Skin. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (pp. 620). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.00518-2