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Orthostatic hypotension and the Holmes-Adie syndrome
  1. R. H. Johnson,
  2. D. L. McLellan,
  3. D. R. Love
  1. University Department of Neurology, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
  2. The M.R.C. Blood Pressure Unit, Western Infirmary, Glasgow

    Abstract

    Two patients who presented with symptoms due to orthostatic hypotension were found on examination to have the Holmes-Adie syndrome. Physiological investigation suggested that they both had an afferent block from baroreceptors in contrast to the efferent autonomic block found in most other cases of idiopathic orthostatic hypotension, including the cases of multisystem disease, now often called the Shy-Drager syndrome.

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    A study of two patients with afferent baroreceptor block

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