D F. Peterson, PhD

Professor and Chair

Work: 660.626.2321
Fax: 660.626.2965
Email Address: fpeterson@atsu.edu%20

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.


PhD - Kansas State University - College of Veterinary Medicine (1970)

Scholarly Activity

Research Publications:

2007 | Smith CK, Peterson DF, Degenhardt BF, Johnson JC. Depression, anxiety, and perceived hassles among entering medical students. Psychol Health Med. 2007 Jan;12(1):31-9

2004 | Patterson DD, Peterson DF. Vertical jump and leg power norms for young adults. Meas Phys Ed Ex Sci 2004, 8(1):33-41

2003 | Peterson DF, Degenhardt BF, Smith CM. Correlation between prior exercise and present health and fitness status of entering medical students. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2003 Aug;103(8):361-6

2002 | Kim PS, Mayhew JL, Peterson DF. A modified YMCA bench press test as a predictor of 1 repetition maximum bench press strength. J Strength Cond Res. 2002 Aug;16(3):440-5

1983 | Bergren DR, Peterson DF. Identification of vagal sensory receptors in the rat lung: are there subtypes of slowly adapting receptors? J Physiol 1993 May;464:681-98

1989 | Peterson DF, Burns JW, Fanton JW, Laughlin MH. Effects of dipyridamole on the cardiovascular response to +Gz stress in miniature swine. Aviat Space Environ Med 1989 Mar;60(3):218-25

1989 | Mohrman SJ, Peterson DF, Laughlin MH. Naloxone does not affect muscle blood flow during low intensity exercise in rats. Med Sci Sports Exerc 1989 Feb;21(1):34-9

1988 | Peterson DF, Armstrong RB, Laughlin MH. Sympathetic neural influences on muscle blood flow in rats during submaximal exercise. J Appl Physiol 1988 Jul;65(1):434-40

1988 | Laughlin MH, Burns JW, Fanton J, Ripperger J, Peterson DF. Coronary blood flow reserve during +Gz stress and treadmill exercise in miniature swine. J Appl Physiol 1988 Jun;64(6):2589-96

1987 | Bell LB, Peterson DF. Inotropic responses of the left ventricle to changes in heart rate in anesthetized rabbits. Can J Physiol Pharmacol 1987 Feb;65(2):179-84

1986 | Haq MM, Valdes LG, Peterson DF, Gourley WK. Fibrosis of extrahepatic biliary system after continuous hepatic artery infusion of floxuridine through an implantable pump (Infusaid pump). Cancer 1986 Apr 1;57(7):1281-3

1985 | O'Dell SL, Peterson DF. Role of peripheral chemoreceptors in response to smoke-induced apnea vs tracheal occlusion. Experientia 1985 Sep 15;41(9):1130-1

1985 | Rhee HM, Eulie PJ, Peterson DF. Suppression of renal nerve activity by methionine enkephalin in anesthetized rabbits. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1985 Aug;234(2):534-7

1985 | Peterson DF, Norvell JE. Sympathetic postganglionic pathways to the hind-limb of the rat: a fluorescent histochemical study. J Auton Nerv Syst 1985 Jun;13(2):171-4

1984 | Taylor RF, Bergman JL, Peterson DF. Control of hemodynamic adjustments during acute volume expansion in the rabbit. Proc Soc Exp Biol Med 1984 Mar;175(3):366-73

1984 | Peterson DF, Bergman JL, Tester HG. Species differences in circulatory responses to nasopharyngeal perfusion with smoke. Comp Biochem Physiol C 1984;78(1):133-5

1983 | Peterson DF, Coote JH, Gilbey MP, Futuro-Neto HA. Differential pattern of sympathetic outflow during upper airway stimulation with smoke. Am J Physiol 1983 Sep;245(3):R433-7

1982 | Gilbey MP, Coote JH, Fleetwood-Walker S, Peterson DF. The influence of the paraventriculo-spinal pathway, and oxytocin and vasopressin on sympathetic preganglionic neurones. Brain Res 1982 Nov 18;251(2):283-90

1982 | Gilbey MP, Peterson DF, Coote JH. Some characteristics of sympathetic preganglionic neurones in the rat. Brain Res 1982 Jun 3;241(1):43-8

1981 | Gilbey MP, Coote JH, Macleod VH, Peterson DF. Inhibition of sympathetic activity by stimulating in the raphe nuclei and the role of 5-hydroxytryptamine in this effect. Brain Res 1981 Dec 7;226(1-2):131-42

1981 | Armstrong RB, Peterson DF. Patterns of glycogen loss in muscle fibers: response to arterial occlusion during exercise. J Appl Physiol 1981 Sep;51(3):552-6

1981 | Robleto DO, Peterson DF. Reduction in cardiac contractility during upper respiratory stimulation with cigarette smoke. Am J Physiol 1981 Apr;240(4):H584-9

1980 | Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Influences of selective sympathetic denervation on coronary reactive hyperemia in conscious dogs. J Auton Nerv Syst 1980 May;2(1):47-59

1979 | Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Effect of baroreceptor denervation on +GZ tolerance in dogs. Physiologist 1979 Dec;22(6):S65-6

1979 | Shimizu T, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Role of cardiac sympathetics in the tonic circulatory restraint by vagal afferents. Am J Physiol 1979 Oct;237(4):H528-34

1979 | Peterson DF, Meliza MW, Bishop VS. Aortic nerve activation: effect of stimulus train composition on heart rate. Am J Physiol 1979 Sep;237(3):H366-70

1979 | Stinnett HO, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Rabbit cardiovascular responses to aortic nerve stimulation at fixed carotid pressure. Am J Physiol 1979 May;236(5):H769-74

1978 | Shimizu T, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Reflex circulatory changes due to the afferent stimulation of cat pericoronary nerve. Am J Physiol 1978 Dec;235(6):H759-66

1978 | Bishop VS, Peterson DF. The circulatory influences of vagal afferents at rest and during coronary occlusion in conscious dogs. Circ Res 1978 Dec;43(6):840-7

1978 | Blair RW, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. The effects of anthopleurin-A on cardiac dynamics in conscious dogs. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1978 Nov;207(2):271-6

1978 | Chen HI, Stinnett HO, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Enhancement of vagal restraint on systemic blood pressure during hemorrhage. Am J Physiol 1978 Feb;234(2):H192-8

1978 | Horwitz LD, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Effect of regional myocardial ischemia on cardiac pump performance during exercise. Am J Physiol 1978 Feb;234(2):H157-62

1977 | Peterson DF, Bishop VS, Erickson HH. Anti-G suit effect of cardiovascular dynamic changes due to +GZ stress. J Appl Physiol 1977 Nov;43(5):765-9

1977 | Newman RK, Bishop VS, Peterson DF, Leroux EJ, Horwitz LD. Effect of verapamil on left ventricular performance in conscious dogs. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1977 Jun;201(3):723-30

1976 | Stinnett HO, Bishop VS, Peterson DF. Reduction in baroreflex cardiovascular responses due to venous infusion in the rabbit. Circ Res 1976 Dec;39(6):766-72

1976 | Bishop VS, Peterson DF. Pathways regulating cardiovascular changes during volume loading in awake dogs. Am J Physiol 1976 Sep;231(3):854-9

1976 | Peterson DF, Nightingale TE. Functional significance of thoracic vagal branches in the chicken. Respir Physiol 1976 Aug;27(2):267-75

1976 | Stinnett HO, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Cardiovascular responses to electrocardiogram-coupled stimulation of rabbit aortic nerve. Am J Physiol 1976 May;230(5):1374-8

1976 | Bishop VS, Peterson DF, Horwitz LD. Factors influencing cardiac performance. Int Rev Physiol 1976;9:239-73

1975 | Kardon MB, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Reflex heart rate control via specific aortic nerve afferents in the rabbit. Circ Res 1975 Jul;37(1):41-7

1975 | Peterson DF, Bishop VS, Erickson HH. Cardiovascular changes during and following 1-min exposure to +Gz stress. Aviat Space Environ Med 1975 Jun;46(6):775-9

1975 | Kaspar RL, Barnes GE, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Specificity of autonomic influences on cardiac responses during myocardial ischemia. J Appl Physiol 1975 Mar;38(3):485-90

1974 | Kardon MB, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Beat-to-beat regulation of heart rate by afferent stimulation of the aortic nerve. Am J Physiol 1974 Sep;227(3):598-600

1974 | Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Reflex blood pressure control during acute myocardial ischemia in the conscious dog. Circ Res 1974 Feb;34(2):226-32

1973 | Kardon MB, Peterson DF, Bishop VS. Reflex bradycardia due to aortic nerve stimulation in the rabbit. Am J Physiol 1973 Jul;225(1):7-11

1973 | Peterson DF, Brown AM. Functional afferent innervation of testis. J Neurophysiol 1973 May;36(3):425-33

1973 | Peterson DF, Kaspar RL, Bishop VS. Reflex tachycardia due to temporary coronary occlusion in the conscious dog. Circ Res 1973 May;32(5):652-9

1972 | Malliani A, Peterson DF, Bishop VS, Brown AM. Spinal sympathetic cardiocardiac reflexes. Circ Res 1972 Feb;30(2):158-66

1971 | Peterson DF, Fedde MR. Avian intrapulmonary CO 2 -sensitive receptors: a comparative study. Comp Biochem Physiol A 1971 Oct;40(2):425-30

1971 | Peterson DF, Brown AM. Pressor reflexes produced by stimulation of afferent fibers in the cardiac sympathetic nerves of the cat. Circ Res 1971 Jun;28(6):605-10

1970 | Cornwall MC, Peterson DF, Kunze DL, Walker JL, Brown AM. Intracellular potassium and chloride activities measured with liquid ion exchanger microelectrodes. Brain Res 1970 Oct 28;23(3):433-6

1970 | Fedde MR, Peterson DF. Intrapulmonary receptor response to changes in airway-gas composition in Gallus domesticus. J Physiol 1970 Aug;209(3):609-25

1968 | Peterson DF, Fedde MR. Receptors sensitive to carbon dioxide in lungs of chicken. Science 1968 Dec 27;162(861):1499-501

Books, Chapters, and Reviews:

| Bishop VS, Peterson DF, Horwitz LD. Factors influencing cardiac performance. In: AC Guyton and CE Jones (eds.) International Review of Science. Cardiovascular Physiology. Vol 1