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Cholinergic and Purinergic Regulation of Blood Vessels

Handbook of Physiology, The Cardiovascular System, Vascular Smooth Muscle

  1. Geoffrey Burnstock

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp020219

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Burnstock, G. 2011. Cholinergic and Purinergic Regulation of Blood Vessels. Comprehensive Physiology. 567–612.

Author Information

  1. Department of Anatomy and Embryology, University College London, London, England

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Neuroeffector Junctions in Blood Vessels
  • 2
    Identification of Autonomic Nerves
    • 2.1
      Cholinergic Nerves
    • 2.2
      Adrenergic Nerves
    • 2.3
      Purinergic Nerves
    • 2.4
      Other Nerve Profiles
  • 3
    Cholinergic Regulation
    • 3.1
      Methods of Identifying Cholinergic Vasomotor Nerves
    • 3.2
      Electrophysiology of Vasomotor Action of Acetylcholine
    • 3.3
      Regional Cholinergic Vasomotor Control
    • 3.4
      Comparative Studies in Lower Vertebrates
  • 4
    Purinergic Regulation
    • 4.1
      Methods of Identifying Purinergic Nerves
    • 4.2
      Purinergic Receptors
    • 4.3
      Regional Purinergic Vasomotor Control
  • 5
    Neuromodulation of Vasomotor Activity
    • 5.1
      Modulation of Adrenergic Nerve Activity by Acetylcholine, ATP, and Adenosine
    • 5.2
      Modulation of Cholinergic Nerve Activity by Catecholamine, ATP, and Adenosine
  • 6
    Summary