Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System, the fifth volume in The Autonomic Nervous System book series, is a description of the disorders which give rise to autonomic failure and orthostatic hypotension. Each chapter is prepared by an international authority in the diagnosis and treatment of that disorder. The language and terminology are clear enough to promote understanding of the clinical problems and the underlying concepts of basic science. The most recent data, especially that derived from molecular biology, is included in the discussions of relevant diseases. Hence, the volume provides an unparalleled source of information about this area of medicine and will be helpful not just to practising clinicians but also to basic scientists researching in the field who need to familiarize themselves with the clinical problems.
Preface to the Series — Historical and Conceptual Perspective of the Autonomic Nervous System Book Series, List of Contributors, 1 Introduction, 2 Brainstem and Cardiovascular Regulation, 3 Evaluation of Autonomic Failure, 4 Age-Related Changes in the Autonomic Nervous System, 5 Pure Autonomic Failure, 6 Shy-Drager Syndrome and Multiple System Atrophy, 7 Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathies, 8 Genetic Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System, 9 Familial Dysautonomia, 10 Cardiovascular Disorders in High Spinal Cord Lesions, 11 Baroreflex Failure, 12 Orthostatic Intolerance Syndrome, Vasoregulatory Asthenia and Other Hyperadrenergic States, 13 Paroxysmal Autonomic Syncope, 14 Autonomic Responses to Microgravity and Bedrest: Dysfunction or Adaptation, 15 Orthotopic Cardiac Transplantation: A Model of the Denervated Heart, 16 Orthostatic Hypotension Induced by Drugs and Toxins, 17 Pheochromocytoma — Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis and Management, 18 The Non-Pharmacological Management of Autonomic Dysfunction, 19 Pharmacological Treatment of Orthostatic Hypotension, Index