The autonomic nervous system controls the body's mechanism for controlling blood pressure, heart rate and other functions involved in the response to stress. This book presents the canon of autonomic neuroscience to students, scientists and physicians in a concise and accessible manner. This edition has been greatly expanded and updated and includes all the latest developments in the field of autonomic cardiovascular regulation and neuroscience. Edited by Italo Biaggioni, Vanderbilt University, Nashville TN, U.S.A.; Geoffrey Burnstock, Autonomic Neuroscience Centre, Royal Free and University College, London, UK; Phillip A. Low, The Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, U.S.A. and Julian F.R. Paton, Bristol Neuroscience, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK; David Robertson, Clinical Research Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.A. Table of Contents: Part I. Anatomy; Part II. Pharmacology; Part III. Physiology; Part IV. Stress; Part V. Neuropathology; Part VI. Evaluation of Autonomic Function; Part VII. Cardiovascular Disorders; Part VIII. Catecholamine Disorders; Part IX. Central Autonomic Disorders; Part X. Peripheral Autonomic Failure; Part XI. Orthostatic Intolerance; Part XII. Other Clinical Conditions; Part XIII. Management of Autonomic Disorders; Part XIV. Experimental Autonomic Neuroscience.