- Strzalkowski Nicholas (author); Incognito Anthony V. (author); Bent Leah R. (author); Millar Philip J. (author)
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- Stimulation of high threshold mechanical nociceptors on the skin can modulate efferent sympathetic outflow. Whether low threshold mechanoreceptors from glabrous skin are similarly capable of modulating autonomic outflow is unclear. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effects of cutaneous afferent feedback from the hand palm and foot sole on efferent muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA). Fifteen healthy young participants (9 male; 25 ± 3 years [range: 22-29]) underwent microneurographic recording of multi-unit MSNA from the right fibular nerve during 2 minutes of baseline and 2 minutes of mechanical vibration (150Hz, 220μm peak-to-peak) applied to the left hand or...
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