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Physiology of prevertebral ganglia in mammals with special reference to inferior mesenteric ganglion

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Motility and Circulation

  1. J. H. Szurszewski,
  2. B. F. King

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060115

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Szurszewski, J. H. and King, B. F. 2011. Physiology of prevertebral ganglia in mammals with special reference to inferior mesenteric ganglion. Comprehensive Physiology. 519–592.

Author Information

  1. Departments of Physiology and Biophysics and Pharmacology, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Neuroanatomy of Prevertebral Ganglia
    • 1.1
      General Descriptions
    • 1.2
      Components of Prevertebral Ganglia
  • 2
    Innervation of Prevertebral Ganglia
    • 2.1
      Spinal Preganglionic Neurons to Prevertebral Ganglion Cells
    • 2.2
      Visceral Afferent Fibers to Prevertebral Ganglion Cells
  • 3
    Electrophysiology of Prevertebral Ganglion Cells
    • 3.1
      Resting Membrane Potential
    • 3.2
      Neuromodulation of Resting Membrane Potential
    • 3.3
      Other Modulations of Resting Membrane Potential
    • 3.4
      Firing Patterns of Sympathetic Neurons
    • 3.5
      Modification of Firing Patterns
    • 3.6
      Afterspike Hyperpolarizations of Sympathetic Neurons
  • 4
    Synaptic Transmission in Prevertebral Ganglia
    • 4.1
      Fast Synaptic Transmission
    • 4.2
      Slow Synaptic Transmission
  • 5
    Neurotransmitters in Prevertebral Ganglia
    • 5.1
      Substance P
    • 5.2
      Enkephalins and Endorphin
    • 5.3
      Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide
    • 5.4
      Cholecystokinin
    • 5.5
      Dynorphin
    • 5.6
      Bombesin
    • 5.7
      Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide
    • 5.8
      Neurotensin
    • 5.9
      Serotonin
    • 5.10
      Vasopressin
    • 5.11
      Somatostatin and Neuropeptide Y
  • 6
    Summary