Obstructive apnea: Sympathetic activiy, respiration and sleep, a case report

Michael V. Vitiello, Elizabeth C. Giblin, Robert Blair Schoene, Jeffrey B. Halter, Patricia N. Prinz

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Sympathetic nervous activity (as measured by plasma catecholamines, blood pressure and heart rate), nighttime oxygen saturation, respiration and sleep patterns were studied in an individual with severe obstructive sleep apnea. LG, whose dysfunction was obstructive, showed a relationship between sympathetic hyperactivity and REM related drops in oxygen saturation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)263-266
Number of pages4
JournalNeurobiology of Aging
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1982

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Aging
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


  • Hypoxia
  • Norepinephrine
  • Obstructive apnea
  • Sleep-apnea syndrome
  • Sympathetic nervous system

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