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Lack of Evidence for a Cholinergic Mechanism in Sympathetic Transmission

Naturevolume 191page86 (1961) | Download Citation

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THE nerve supply to many sympathetic effector organs contains cholinergic nerve fibres as well as adrenergic fibres. Recently, the hypothesis has been put forward that a cholinergic mechanism is involved in sympathetic transmission1,2. It has been suggested that acetylcholine released from cholinergic nerve endings liberates from a local tissue store sympathetic transmitter which in turn acts on the effector organ.

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  1. Department of Pharmacology, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences, Royal College of Surgeons of England, Examination Hall, Queen Square, London, W.C.1

    • J. E. GARDINER
    •  & J. W. THOMPSON

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