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Name Toru Kubokawa
Belonging department Department of Physical Therapy,Faculty of Health and Medical Science
Occupation name Professor
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Blood pressure changes in anesthetized rats induced by abdominal massage-like stimulation and its mechanism

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The 32nd Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Physical Therapists in Saitama


Physical agents and manual therapy are known to affect autonomic nerve functions such as circulation as well as analgesic and sedative effects, but the mechanisms of these effects are still unclear. In this study, we compared the effects of massage-like stimulation of the abdomen on the blood pressure of rats administered sympathomimetic drugs and those deprived of blood. The results suggested that massage of the abdomen suppressed sympathetic nerve activity.