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Structure and Neurochemical Organization of the Enteric Nervous System

Handbook of Physiology, The Gastrointestinal System, Neural and Endocrine Biology

  1. Marcello Costa,
  2. John B Furness

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp060205

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Costa, M. and Furness, J. B. 2011. Structure and Neurochemical Organization of the Enteric Nervous System. Comprehensive Physiology. 97–109.

Author Information

  1. Departments of Physiology and of Anatomy and Histology, Centre for Neuroscience, Flinders University of South Australia School of Medicine, Bedford Park, South Australia, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011


The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Histochemical Analysis of Circuitry of Enteric Nervous System
  • 2
    Nerve Cell Bodies in Enteric Ganglia
  • 3
    Distribution of Nerve Fibers
  • 4
    Direct Tracing of Enteric Neuron Projections
  • 5
    Effects of Lesions
  • 6
    Retrograde-Transport Tracing of Enteric Nerve Pathways
  • 7
    Projections of Enteric Neurons to Specific Targets and Functional Correlations
    • 7.1
      Guinea Pig Small Intestine Circular Muscle
    • 7.2
      Longitudinal Muscle
    • 7.3
      Myenteric Ganglia of Guinea Pig Small Intestine
    • 7.4
      Submucous Ganglia in Guinea Pig Small Intestine
    • 7.5
    • 7.6
      Blood Vessels
    • 7.7
      Prevertebral Ganglia
    • 7.8
      Projections of Enteric Neurons in Other Species
  • 8