Journal article

ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS OF THE CONVERGENCE OF PERIPHERAL INPUTS ONTO NEURONS OF THE CELIAC GANGLION IN THE GUINEA-PIG

MJ STEBBING, JC BORNSTEIN

JOURNAL OF THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 1994

Abstract

The convergence of intestinofugal axons from different intestinal regions onto individual neurons in the coeliac ganglion of the guinea pig was investigated using intracellular recording methods in vitro. Peripheral nerve trunks from the distal ileum, the most proximal colon and the colon near the colonic flexure were electrically stimulated along with preganglionic fibres running in the splanchnic nerve. Fast cholinergic excitatory synaptic potentials (EPSPs) were seen in ganglion cells in response to stimulation of each nerve trunk. Roughly half of 78 neurons impaled received inputs from stimulation of peripheral nerves, and almost all of these received input from the proximal colon. Most ..

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