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Autonomic Dysreflexia MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Autonomic Dysreflexia
Tree Number(s)
C10.177.090
C10.900.850.250
Unique ID
D020211
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020211
Scope Note
A syndrome associated with damage to the spinal cord above the mid thoracic level (see SPINAL CORD INJURIES) characterized by a marked increase in the sympathetic response to minor stimuli such as bladder or rectal distention. Manifestations include HYPERTENSION; TACHYCARDIA (or reflex bradycardia); FEVER; FLUSHING; and HYPERHIDROSIS. Extreme hypertension may be associated with a STROKE. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, pp538 and 1232; J Spinal Cord Med 1997;20(3):355-60)
Entry Term(s)
Autonomic Hyperreflexia
Dysreflexia, Autonomic
Hyperreflexia, Autonomic
Spinal Autonomic Dysreflexia
Previous Indexing
Autonomic Nervous System (1968-1980)
Quadriplegia (1968-1999)
Spinal Cord Injuries (1973-1999)
See Also
Reflex, Abnormal
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2007/07/10
Autonomic Dysreflexia Preferred
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