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Identification of transmitters of functionally defined enteric neurons

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Motility and Circulation

  1. John B. Furness1,
  2. Marcello Costa2

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060111

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Furness, J. B. and Costa, M. 2011. Identification of transmitters of functionally defined enteric neurons. Comprehensive Physiology. 387–402.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Anatomy and Histology, Flinders University of South Australia School of Medicine, Bedford Park, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Physiology, Flinders University of South Australia School of Medicine, Bedford Park, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Motor Neurons to Muscle
    • 1.1
      Cholinergic Motor Neurons to Muscle
    • 1.2
      Noncholinergic Excitatory Motor Transmission to Muscle
    • 1.3
      Enteric Inhibitory Motor Transmission to Muscle
    • 1.4
      Enteric Vasodilator Neurons
    • 1.5
      Enteric Secretomotor Neurons
    • 1.6
      Transmission to Gastrin-Releasing Endocrine Cells
  • 2
    Transmission at Neuroneuronal Synapses
    • 2.1
      Fast Excitatory Synaptic Potentials
    • 2.2
      Slow Excitatory Synaptic Potentials
    • 2.3
      Inhibitory Synaptic Potentials
    • 2.4
      Presynaptic Inhibition at Neuroneuronal Synapses
    • 2.5
      Actions at Neuromuscular Junction
    • 2.6
      Sensory Neurons
    • 2.7
      Possible Transmitter Roles of Neurochemicals of Enteric Neurons
  • 3
    Implications of Coexistence of Putative Transmitters in Enteric Neurons
  • 4
    Future Expectations