By Peter Metcalf
This revised version of a cross-cultural examine of rituals surrounding dying has develop into a customary textual content in anthropology, sociology, and faith. a part of its fascination and good fortune is that during figuring out different people's loss of life rituals we will achieve a greater knowing of our personal. Peter Metcalf and Richard Huntington confer with a large choice of examples from diversified continents and epochs. They examine the nice tombs of the Berawan of Borneo and the pyramids of Egypt, or the dramas of medieval French royal funerals and the burial alive of the Dinka "masters of the spear" within the Sudan, and different burials which at the start sight appear to have little in universal. a lot of those situations are anthropological classics, and the authors use those examples partially so one can illustrate the numerous other ways within which anthropologists have attempted to interpret those rites. a brand new advent experiences theoretical advancements within the anthropological examine of dying because the publication first seemed in 1979.
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Propranolol was found to possess the strongest antiarrhythmic effect; thus, the sympathetic nervous system appears to be partially responsible for the generation of coronary occlusion-in duced arrhythmias. Despite the antiarrhythmic effects of these agents, survival was enhanced only in the pindolol pretreated rats; the nega tive inotropic effects of both propranolol and practolol appear to be responsible for their increased lethality. In our laboratory we have studied the influence of the sympathetic nervous system on the incidence of VF in rats following acute LAD occlusion (Table I).
Because of the aforementioned prevalence of autonomic nervous activity in the setting of acute MI and its importance as a determinant of arrhythmia, many studies have been conducted in animal models to ellucidate the contribution of the autonomic nervous system to the development of cardiac rhythm disturbances. Many studies indicate that sympathetic innervation to the heart has an important influence on arrhythmias and death occurring within the first hour following acute coronary artery occlusion.
Soifer the involved tissue rapidly became ischemic and that only a brief inter val elapsed before the damage progressed irreversibly to infarction. The time during which complete occlusion is extant is of particular interest in determining the size of the infarct that eventually develops. Immedi ately following the occlusion of a coronary artery, there is a period of ischemia that persists for some time. , 1976). Kawamura et al. (1976) have studied the length of time (after complete occlusion) necessary in order for an ischemic area to progress to an area of irreversible damage leading to cardiogenic shock.