In this new and enlarged fifth edition, a number of new topics are broached including the potential viral etiology of certain degenerative autonomic diseases; the effect of hypoxia on this part of the nervous system; the neuroendocrine basis of sexual orientation is reviewed; and the effect of exercise and aging are elaborated. A number of important advances in knowledge needed to be made available to clinicians. These include the realization that some chronic autonomic disorders may be associated with transmissable agents, that profound autonomic dysfunction may be one limiting factor to human space exploration and that autonomic function tests can be standardized and can give meaningful results that are helpful in the management of patients with autonomic failure. The proliferation of autonomic testing laboratories and how they are established is also explained, encouraging the use of autonomic nervous system tests.
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Otto Appenzeller M.B., B.S., M.D. (Sidney), Ph.D. (London) F.R.A.C.P., F.A.C.P., F.A.A.N. is Emeritus Professor (University of New Mexico), President, New Mexico Health Enhancement and Marathon Clinics Research Foundation, Albuquerque, NM 87122, USA.
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Book Description Elsevier Science Ltd, Saint Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., 1997. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Fifth Edition. Fifth revised and enlarged edition. This is an ex-library book with most of the usual markings. Otherwise, the trade paperback is good plus with shelfwear and bumped corners. A nice example of a very scarce resource. Ex-Library. Bookseller Inventory # 005783