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Boosting (Intentional Autonomic Dysfunction) in Paralympic Athletes with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

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Orthopedic Surgery

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Description:

A patient with high-level spinal cord injury (SCI) may develop autonomic dysfunction. Increases in heart rate and blood pressure may increase performance during a competition. When this is done intentionally it is referred to as "boosting". It is banned by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).

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