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Neuromuscular transmission in intramural blood vessels

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Motility and Circulation

  1. G. D. S. Hirst

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060145

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Hirst, G. D. S. 2011. Neuromuscular transmission in intramural blood vessels. Comprehensive Physiology. 1635–1665.

Author Information

  1. Department of Zoology, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Organization and Structure of Intramural Blood Vessels
  • 2
    Innervation of Intramural Blood Vessels
  • 3
    Passive Electrical Properties of Submucosal Arterioles
    • 3.1
      Resting Potential
    • 3.2
      Electrical Coupling Between Arteriolar Smooth Muscle Cells
    • 3.3
      Summary
  • 4
    Neuromuscular Transmission in Arterioles
  • 5
    Responses of Submucosal Arterioles to Sympathetic Nerve Stimulation
  • 6
    Analysis of Excitatory Junction Potentials
    • 6.1
      Time Course
    • 6.2
      Quantal Content
    • 6.3
      Summary
  • 7
    Initiation of Contraction in Submucosal Arterioles
    • 7.1
      Potential-Dependent Calcium Entry
    • 7.2
      Receptor-Activated Tension Development
    • 7.3
      Summary
  • 8
    Integration in Submucosal Arterioles
  • 9
    Pharmacology of Excitatory Junction Potentials
    • 9.1
      Identity of Transmitter Responsible for Initiation of Excitatory Junction Potentials
  • 10
    Summary and Future Directions