© 1977

Chemoreception in the Carotid Body

  • Editors
  • H. Acker
  • S. Fidone
  • D. Pallot
  • C. Eyzaguirre
  • D. W. Lübbers
  • R. W. Torrance
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Morphometric and Histologic Analysis of the Cell Elements in the Carotid Body Tissue

  3. Electrophysiological Characteristics of the Cell Elements in the Carotid Body

  4. Histochemical and Biochemical Investigation of the Transmitters in the Carotid Body

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. C. Belmonte, C. González, A. G. Gracía
      Pages 99-105

About these proceedings


It is becoming traditional that periodically those of us interested in the carotid body hold an international meeting to discuss their results. In 1966 a meeting was organized by R. W. Torrance in Oxford and in 1973 by M. J. Purves in Bristol; in 1974 A. S. Paintal organized a satellite symposium of the Physiological Congress in Kashmir. The organizers of these meetings are to be commended for their efforts in publishing both the papers and discussions. At these meetings it has become apparent that the direction of research is becoming more sharpely focused on the cellular mechanisms of chemoreception. During the meeting in Dortmund the papers dealt mostly with the different cell types in the carotid body and their environment, i. e. , local P0 and local flow. These included 2 light and electron microscopic studies of the morphometric and histochemical pro­ perties of the different cells, microelectrode studies of the glomoid tissue to understand the conversion of a chemical stimulation into nervous activity, as well as strictly bio­ chemical and physiologic investigations concerning the dependence of the chemo­ receptive process on O consumption and the turnover of catecholamines. In spite 2 of the variety in methodology, it was apparent that all contributors had a common interest: to understand the mechanisms of chemoreception. Although at the meeting itself there was ample time to fully discuss the various papers, it has become necessary here to shorten the papers and discussions; otherwise the cost of publication would have been prohibitive.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Chemoreception in the Carotid Body
  • Editors H. Acker
    S. Fidone
    D. Pallot
    C. Eyzaguirre
    D. W. Lübbers
    R. W. Torrance
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-08455-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-66755-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 296
  • Number of Illustrations 32 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Chemistry/Food Science, general
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