adrenal gland

A Sympathetic-Adrenal Neuroimmune Reflex Linked to the Immunosuppressive Effects of Spinal Cord Injury

A Sympathetic-Adrenal Neuroimmune Reflex Linked to the Immunosuppressive Effects of Spinal Cord Injury

A recent study published in Nature Neuroscience indicates that the increased susceptibility to life-threatening infections in spinal cord injury (SCI) patients may result from the disruption of the physiological interactions within a neuroendocrine reflex involving the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) and the adrenal glands. The control of the immune system by the peripheral autonomic nervous […]

Bartolomeo Eustachius and the Discovery of Adrenal Glands

Bartolomeo Eustachius and the Discovery of Adrenal Glands

Historical Perspectives   Bartolomeo Eustachio was born in 1524 in San Severino Marche, a little town situated in the center of Italy and belonging at that time to the Papal States. He received from his father, Mariano, a physician said to be of noble family, an excellent classical education. Eustachio’s studies in Greek, Hebrew and […]