The Question of the Central Regulation of the Functions of the Vegetative Nervous System and the Blood System - USSR.
JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA
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The vegetative nervous system directly regulating all the processes of the internal vital activity of the organism is an intermediate link between the cerebral cortex and the internal organs. Being under the control of the cerebral cortex, it governs the interaction of the various vegetative functions of the organism. It is understandable, therefore, that, in disturbances of the dynamics of the cortical processes and various changes in the functional state of the central nervous system, there should occur a disorganization of the functions of the vegetative nervous system and, accordingly of the various physiological systems of the organism. There are convincing experimental data and certain clinical observations testifying that the blood system, which is directly regulated by the vegetative nervous system, is also under the control of the cerebral cortex V. N. Chernigovskiy. - however, there have still been few clinical observations in which a simultaneous record has been made of changes in the functional state of the vegetative nervous system at its different levels and of changes in the blood system in various pathologic processes in the central nervous system. In the present work, the following task was set to study the functional state of the vegetative nervous system and, parallel to this, the changes in the peripheral picture of the blood in patients with disturbances of the brain blood vessels which are the most frequent causes of functional and organic changes of varying gravity in the central nervous system. Observations were made of 5O patients suffering from various forms of disturbances of the brain blood circulation. All the patients were divided into three groups according to the degree and persistence of the disturbance.
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