Postexercise hypotension: Central mechanisms

Chao-Yin Chen, Ann C. Bonham

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A single bout of exercise can lead to a postexercise decrease in blood pressure in hypertensive individuals, called postexercise hypotension. Compelling evidence suggests that the central baroreflex pathway plays a crucial role in the development of postexercise hypotension. This review focuses on the exercise-induced changes in brainstem nuclei involved in blood pressure regulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)122-127
Number of pages6
JournalExercise and Sport Sciences Reviews
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2010


  • Baroreflex
  • brainstem
  • exercise
  • hypertension
  • neuroplasticity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Medicine(all)


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