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DISTRIBUTION AND MORPHOLOGICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF VISCEROFUGAL PROJECTIONS FROM THE LARGE-INTESTINE TO THE INFERIOR MESENTERIC AND PELVIC GANGLIA OF THE MALE-RAT

GB LUCKENSMEYER, JR KEAST

NEUROSCIENCE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 1995

Abstract

Viscerofugal neurons are enteric neurons in the myenteric plexus of the stomach and intestine that project to the prevertebral ganglia as the afferent limb of intestino-intestinal reflexes. This study characterizes viscerofugal projections to the inferior mesenteric ganglion and investigates the possibility of similar projections to the major pelvic ganglia in the male rat. The colon and rectum were examined for retrogradely labelled neurons following the injection of retrograde tracer into the inferior mesenteric or major pelvic ganglia, or following the application of tracer to the caudal end of the cut intermesenteric nerves, or either end of the cut hypogastric nerves. All labelled visce..

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