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Effects of unilateral nostril breathing on blood pressure and heart rate in right-handed healthy subjects.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12152408     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effects of unilateral forced nostril breathing (UFNB) on systolic and diastolic blood pressures and heart rate (HR) were studied in 88 male and 41 female right-handed subjects. In men, both the right and left unilateral forced nostril breathings significantly increased the systolic blood pressure (SBP) and HR, but had no effect on the diastolic blood pressure (DBP). In women, the right UFNB increased, but the left UFNB slightly decreased the SBP and DBP. The results suggested that there may be a nostril laterality affecting the autonomous nervous system differentially.
Senol Dane; Erkan Calişkan; Murat Karaşen; Nuray Oztaşan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of neuroscience     Volume:  112     ISSN:  0020-7454     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2002 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-08-02     Completed Date:  2003-01-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0270707     Medline TA:  Int J Neurosci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  97-102     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Physiology, Medical School, Atatürk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Activity Cycles
Autonomic Nervous System / physiology
Blood Pressure*
Functional Laterality*
Heart Rate*
Nose / physiology*

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