Effects of hypoxia on sympathetic neural control in humans

Respir Physiol. 2000 Jul;121(2-3):163-71. doi: 10.1016/s0034-5687(00)00141-9.


This special issue is principally focused on the time domain of the adaptive mechanisms of ventilatory responses to short-term, long-term and intermittent hypoxia. The purpose of this review is to summarize the limited literature on the sympathetic neural responses to sustained or intermittent hypoxia in humans and attempt to discern the time domain of these responses and potential adaptive processes that are evoked during short and long-term exposures to hypoxia.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Altitude Sickness / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Hypercapnia / physiopathology
  • Hypoxia / physiopathology*
  • Respiratory Physiological Phenomena*
  • Sleep Apnea Syndromes / physiopathology
  • Sympathetic Nervous System / physiopathology*
  • Time Factors