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D. Fred Peterson, PhD



Professor and Chair
Department of Physiology


Address: A.T. Still University of Health Sciences
Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
800 W. Jefferson St.
Kirksville, MO  63501

PhD: Kansas State University - College of Veterinary Medicine, 1970



Research Interests: Dr. Peterson's primary research interest is in identifying the role of the autonomic nervous system in the cardiovascular adjustments to pathological or physiological stresses. Such stresses can include heart attack, stroke, or breathing noxious gasses as well as exercise and the aging process itself. Using rats as the experimental model, the potentially beneficial role of lifelong exercise has been his recent research emphasis.

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