Interrelations between Electrodermal Activity and Internal Diseases (2015)

Boytsov I.V. and Belousova T.E. // Human Physiology, 2015.– Vol. 41. – №6.– P. 659-666.

  Abstract. This article is devoted to a new technique for assessing the relationship between the autonomic regulation of internal systems and skin. We propose to study skin sympathetic nervous activity by electrodermal testing of sympathetic skin responses. It was found that current with a voltage of 12 V and a strength of 200–250 μA is optimal for testing sympathetic skin responses. We tested 12 groups of patients with variousdiseases and a control group of apparently healthy subjects. Each experimental group consisted of patients with severe or moderately severe pathology of a certain type of visceral system, which caused significant functional or structural disorders in the tissue of organs. The study performed on distal parts of extremities revealed 12 pairs of skin segments of autonomic support. The concept of vegetotome—the site of embryonic rudiments of the autonomic nervous system that ensures single autonomic innervation of individual sections of mesoderm, entoderm, and ectoderm is proposed.

Keywords: autonomic nervous system, sympathetic skin responses, dynamic segmental diagnostics, skin segments of autonomic support, vegetotome


DOI: 10.1134/S0362119715040064


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