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Burstein Charles L. M.D.; Rovenstine, E. A. M.D., F.I.C.A
Current Researches in Anesthesia & Analgesia: May-June 1938

HYPERACTIVITY OF EITHER the sympathetic or parasympathetic division of the autonomic nervous system has been described as responsible for certain reactions which differentiate autonomic imbalance into “sympathotonia” and “vagotonia.” Although these two states are said clearly to reveal themselves clinically when the perturbation bears definitely upon one or the other system, it occasionally occurs that both the vagal and the sympathetic systems are simultaneously affected. To this state the term “vagosympathetic disequilibrium” has been suggested.

*Read during the Sixteenth Annual Congress of Anesthetists, the International Anesthesia Research Society and International College of Anesthetists in Joint Meeting with the Mid-Western Association of Anesthetists, Southern Association of Anesthetists and Chicago Society of Anesthetists, Clinical Congress of Surgeons Week, Congress Hotel, Chicago Ill., October 25–28, 1937. From the Division of Surgery, Department of Anesthesia and Labratory of Experimental Surgery, New York University College of Medicine and the Division of Anesthesia, Bellevue Hospital, New York, N. Y.

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