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AUTONOMIC DYSREFLEXIA - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

1. Loss of supraspinal control.
2. Denervation hypersensitivity of sympathetic spinal and peripheral nerve receptor sites.
3. Decreased uptake or increased synaptic quantities of norepinephrine.
4. Abnormal synaptic connections formed during axonal sprouting.
5. Or simply, there may not be enough blood vssl. constriction below T6 neurological level to cause an appreciable rise in BP.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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