Accession Number : AD0700743

Title :   STIMULATION OF THE RIGHT STELLATE GANGLION IN THE CONSCIOUS AND IN THE ANESTHETIZED DOG.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., Jan-Aug 69,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Todd,Gerald E.

Report Date : NOV 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The construction of a stimulating electrode for the stellate ganglia is described. Four dogs were surgically instrumented with this electrode on the right stellate ganglion and with a catheter in the internal thoracic artery to measure blood pressure. The right stellate ganglion was stimulated in each dog in both the conscious and anesthetized states while heart rate and arterial blood pressure were monitored. Stimulation of the ganglion in the conscious state produced essentially no change in heart rate and blood pressure, while under anesthesia the same stimulus produced a significant elevation in heart rate and systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GANGLIA, STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, *ELECTRODES), ANESTHESIA, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, PHYSIOLOGY, HEART, BLOOD PRESSURE, DOGS, INSTRUMENTATION

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE