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Altitude exposure and increased heart rate: the role of the parasympathetic nervous system

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4589–4590
JournalThe Journal of physiology
Issue number14
Early online date14 May 2017
Accepted/In press14 Apr 2017
E-pub ahead of print14 May 2017
Published15 Jul 2017


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Elevated heart rate (HR) has been demonstrated in response to acute hypoxia exposure, which is reportedly due to sympathetic nervous system activation (SNS) and concurrent withdrawal of parasympathetic nervous system activity (PSNS). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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