, Volume 36, Issue 1, pp 134–135 | Cite as

Effects of surgical sympathectomy on catecholamine concentrations in the posterior pituitary of the rat

  • R. H. Alper
  • K. T. Demarest
  • K. E. Moore


Approximately one-third of the norepinephrine in the posterior pituitary of the rat is contained in terminals of sympathetic nerves which originate in the superior cervical ganglia; the remaining norepinephrine and dopamine appear to be in nerves of central origin.


Dopamine Norepinephrine Catecholamine Sympathetic Nerve Superior Cervical Ganglion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. Alper
    • 1
  • K. T. Demarest
    • 1
  • K. E. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology and ToxicologyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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