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Influence of lateral posture on sweating: does posture alter the sympathetic outflow to the sweat glands?

Vaidya, JS; Dhume, RA; (1994) Influence of lateral posture on sweating: does posture alter the sympathetic outflow to the sweat glands? Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology , 38 (4) pp. 319-322. Green open access

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Abstract

Our unpublished observation that a lateral decubitus posture influences the pattern of sweating was systematically tested by measuring galvanic skin resistance (GSR). Changes in the GSR between two electrodes placed on skin was used to quantify the degree of sweating. In the lateral posture, sweating is inhibited on the lower half and stimulated on the upper half and reversal of the lateral posture induces sweating on the opposite half of the body. This observation suggests that the autonomic nervous system is controlled at least in part, by body posture.

Type: Article
Title: Influence of lateral posture on sweating: does posture alter the sympathetic outflow to the sweat glands?
Location: India
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Adolescent, Adult, Child, Galvanic Skin Response, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Posture, Sweat Glands, Sweating, Sympathetic Nervous System
UCL classification: UCL
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Medical Sciences > Div of Surgery and Interventional Sci > Department of Targeted Intervention
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/171211
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