Pediatric autonomic disorders

Felicia B. Axelrod*, Gisela G. Chelimsky, Debra E. Weese-Mayer

*Corresponding author for this work

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The scope of pediatric autonomic disorders is not well recognized. The goal of this review is to increase awareness of the expanding spectrum of pediatric autonomic disorders by providing an overview of the autonomic nervous system, including the roles of its various components and its pervasive influence, as well as its intimate relationship with sensory function. To illustrate further the breadth and complexities of autonomic dysfunction, some pediatric disorders are described, concentrating on those that present at birth or appear in early childhood.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)309-321
Number of pages13
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2006


  • Autonomic nervous system
  • Cardiovascular
  • Parasympathetic nervous system
  • Sympathetic nervous system
  • Viscerosensory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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