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Junctional Transmission in Smooth Muscle and the Autonomic Nervous System

Handbook of Physiology, The Nervous System, Cellular Biology of Neurons

  1. Mollie E. Holman,
  2. G. D. S. Hirst

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp010112

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Holman, M. E. and Hirst, G. D. S. 2011. Junctional Transmission in Smooth Muscle and the Autonomic Nervous System. Comprehensive Physiology. 417–461.

Author Information

  1. Department of Physiology, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Autonomic Synapses
    • 1.1
      Electrical Properties of Ganglion Cells
    • 1.2
      Regenerative Electrical Activity in Autonomic Neurons
    • 1.3
      Release of Acetylcholine at Autonomic Synapses
    • 1.4
      Postsynaptic Action of Acetylcholine
    • 1.5
      Slow Synaptic Potentials
    • 1.6
      Presynaptic Changes in the Release of Acetylcholine
    • 1.7
      Auto inhibitory Phenomena
    • 1.8
      Varying Synaptic Actions of Different Presynaptic Fibers
  • 2
    Autonomic Nerve-Smooth Muscle Transmission
    • 2.1
      Electrical Properties of Smooth Muscle
    • 2.2
      Action Potentials in Smooth Muscle
    • 2.3
      Classification of Smooth Muscles
    • 2.4
      Some Comments on the Innervation of Smooth Muscle
    • 2.5
      Transmission of Excitation
    • 2.6
      Transmission of Inhibition
    • 2.7
      Conclusion
  • 3
    Cellular Basis of some of the Actions of the Autonomic Nervous System
  • 4
    Conclusion